Jakarta – Bloated stomach certainly makes your body feel uncomfortable during pregnancy. These digestive-related symptoms can be uncomfortable to really painful.
This can be due to various factors, Mother, including pregnancy hormones and your diet. The increase in gas that causes bloating including farting and belching is temporary but can be bothersome during pregnancy.
Launching from the page Medical News Today, women often experience excess gas during pregnancy in addition to morning sickness and fatigue. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating, cramping, and abdominal pain. Causes of flatulence during pregnancy
During pregnancy, you will usually pass gas more than usual. Increased gas and bloating during pregnancy can be triggered by a variety of causes, including changes in hormone levels and the foods you eat. Here’s the explanation.
1. Progesterone hormone
During pregnancy, there is more of the hormone progesterone in your body. The extra progesterone is the main reason why you experience flatulence during pregnancy. One of the things that progesterone does in the body is relax the smooth muscles of the digestive tract.
When these muscles relax, it can cause food to move more slowly through the digestive system. As digestion slows down, more gas builds up in your intestines.
Gas helps your body make optimal use of the food you eat, but it also makes you burp more, pass gas, and bloat.
“Bloating may be a little uncomfortable, but the slow movement of food through your intestines allows your body to absorb more nutrients for you and your growing baby,” says US-based obstetrician Brian Levine. Verywell FamilyFriday (4/2).
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2. What do you eat
The food you eat and the drinks you drink also affect the production of gas that causes flatulence. Foods known to increase gas include spicy foods, fried foods, processed foods, oily foods, dairy, whole grains, carbonated drinks, and lots of fruits and vegetables.
There are gas-producing foods that are very healthy, such as beans and broccoli, so there is no problem eating them during pregnancy, of course in sufficient quantities and not in excess, Mother.
You can also start by eliminating gas-producing foods that are less nutritious, such as onion rings, potato chips, and soda. See another explanation on the next page, Mother.
Also watch a video about iron-rich food sources for pregnant women.