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Can I take Andrews Salts when 7wks pregnant? my belly is going to explode :(

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papaya Sat 04-Aug-07 19:06:36

I am sooooo bloated its untrue I was constipated, then yesterday I had diarea and sickness and today my belly is so sore and bloated, I have had this before and a glass (or two) or andrews always sorts me out but can I take it when pregnant??


papaya Sat 04-Aug-07 19:07:12

it says to ask your doctor on the label?

DaisyMOO Sat 04-Aug-07 19:13:40

There's nothing in them which would be harmful afaik, but I'm not sure they'd be the best thing as they're essentially an antacid and will create more gas - not what you want if you're bloated. I think they might also contain magnesium which can cause diarrhoea. You can get stuff specifically for bloating and trapped wind, I think Rennies do one - look for something containng dimethicone or simethicone, it's supposed to disperse gas and should be OK in pregnancy.

Bouquetsofdynomite Sat 04-Aug-07 19:46:39

Have you tried charcoal capsules? You can get them from healthfood shops and they're amazing. Can't imagine they could be harmful.

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