Just discovered I'm pg with DC3 (yay!) which is lovely of course. Apart from the backache, tender, swollen abdomen and bloating. I'm really sore and windy. I remember it well from my earlier two but can't remember it starting this early, or how long it lasted.
Anyone able to remind me how long it is before my sore bloated feeling will go away? I didn't know I was pg with my first two until 6 weeks, this time I'm already a bit queasy and all the early pregnancy bits and bobs are well underway. Especially the sore boobs! Am panicking I'll need a waist expander this weekend if my tummy doesn't deflate though. I know I'm not showing, it's all gas... but geez I want it to go away!!
Any idea on home remedies that are safe to help ease this bit along? TIA
I think I was bloated quite a lot til maybe 8 weeks but I cannot remember as my life became consumed by pregnancy sickness at that stage but I'm fairly certain the bloating probably was almost non existent by 8 weeks as keeping food down was a big enough challenge. I tried ginger tea though I didn't like it so I think I mainly went for avoiding foods that I know make me gassy such as broccoli, overcooked veg, baked beans... One thing I did find was the bloating was worse when I became a bit constipated (sorry TMI) but I found shredded wheat seemed to solve that problem so maybe increasing fibre might help?
I'm now 13 weeks and mostly the worst of the bloat has gone, replacing slowly but surely with a bump.
Prune juice helped 'keep me regular' which eased the bloating.
Nothing else to advise other than hope it passes quickly for you, I hate the first trimester (suffer awful sickness) so am pleased to finally be out of it! Waiting patiently for my second trimester glow....
thanks guys! I'm exhausted and went to the supermarket today for food... couldn't face anything!! Literally walking around things ugh, eww and nooooo. But I know I have to eat something. So I came back with mini eggs (which I don't really want now) and cracker breads. Plus pregnacare... lol. I feel sick all the time! I did also get some all bran lol. Maybe that will help!
I definitely wasn't this sick last time. Roll on trimester 2!!