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Oh my god! The bloating! Help! (10+3)

(10 Posts)
m33r Tue 17-Jan-17 22:01:59

I'm 10+3 and by 5pm at night I look like I'm 6 months pregnant including have a waddle as I am so uncomfortable and bloated. Is there anything I can do to help myself? Going for a girls weekend next weekend and totally dreading it as can't sit still long and am miserable xx

DizzyNorthernBird Wed 18-Jan-17 00:21:25

I'm 19+1 and for me it hasn't got any better. Midwife says its normal. I only have a small bump with a bit of podge in the morning, after dinner I look massive! Peppermint tea sometimes gives some relief, and I'm starting to figure out that I feel better if I've not overeaten that day. I'm sure others will have some good tips so I'll hang around!

Sparklyuggs Wed 18-Jan-17 05:07:03

Peppermint tea, not eating gassy foods (beans, cabbage, sugar for me), small meals, no fizzy drinks, sipping water, and exercise/walking tends to help get rid of trapped wind which is what the bloating is.

m33r Wed 18-Jan-17 06:06:37

Thanks! Sounds about right as tonight I ate some Haribo then had beans for dinner. Will definitely avoid! X

Justcurious000 Wed 18-Jan-17 07:12:38

For me nothing worked and I was throwing up daily and couldn't eat anything. I was exactly the same with the bloating and couldn't do my work trousers up! It soon wore off around 13 weeks for me but then I started to get a bit of a bump.

Sparklyuggs Wed 18-Jan-17 10:10:04

I should say I was still bloated but avoiding those things stopped me having a massive bloat as opposed to a medium one! Happily, chocolate seems ok but haribo etc are terrible for me

Bloopbleep Wed 18-Jan-17 10:18:35

You can release some of the gas by going on all fours with your head down and your bum up. Wiggle a little... beat do it away from the window. This really helped me

m33r Wed 18-Jan-17 17:47:41

Thanks everyone. Hopefully today will be better than I have been x

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Wed 18-Jan-17 18:03:36

Activated charcoal is brilliant for bloating and uncomfortable wind, and is safe for use during pregnancy. It's working great for me.

m33r Wed 18-Jan-17 21:52:09

What is 'activated charcoal' hedgehog? Been loads better tonight having not had beans and sugar! Plan to google what other foods cause wind and avoid!

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