So I am almost 20 weeks and have annoying trapped wind/indigestion type sensation above my bellybutton but below my ribcage. I imagine its partly because my uterus is starting to squidge everything up. So what can I do to ease it? Usually with trapped wind - 10 minutes lying on your back with your knees pulled into your chest usually sorts the problem out with some very satisfying farts but obviously with bump that is a bit difficult (although I did it a bit and it helped!). TMI but I don't care
Have tried peppermint tea. Any other magic solutions? Things I should eat/avoid? I suspect I am now a tad constipated after a bout of squiffy tummy on friday. The joys of pregnancy!
Well, for indigestion I lived on gaviscon and petac (drank by the gallon) when pregnant.
For constipation I used lactulose but couldn't stand it so went on to linseeds instead. You can drink them down with water or sprinkle them in your yoghurt or cereal and I found they worked brilliantly.
I had the same problem at around the same time (Im now 25+2) and my midwife said I could take Windeeze which was safe. I have found it helps, otherwise I would go with the lactolose as well although that could have you running to the loo a bit more. hope this helps.
Hi, I had this problem too. I found that kneeling on my front with knees tucked up and bottom in the air had the same effect as lying on your back and doing it! Also, a short walk would help get things moving along!