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I had this problem last time and never really found an answer...Any ideas? Gas x does basically nothing. I'm taking natural calm (which is a calcium/magnesium supplement). 

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Other than avoiding foods that cause gas for me, I have found rocking in a rocking chair helpful.  Sometimes I lie tummy down against a bed or tummy up and massage the area where the colon is to help it work its way down.

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oh  my gosh, I had this happen the other day, and I have no idea what caused it. I have no solutions either, just sympathy!


 

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I had this happen my last pregnancy when we were on a very long road trip! It was AWFUL! There are Rolaid chewables that have simethicone (the same stuff in infant gas drops), and they were the only thing that offered some relief.

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This happened to me a few times during my last pg and already happened once this time, too.  I actually thought I was going into early labor one of the times because it was so painful!  I was laying on the bathroom floor in agony for like 2 hours.  I found that it happened when I ate junk food.  One of the times it happened, I had been at a friend's house eating all kinds of snack foods and I never ate a real dinner.  Just like cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, that kind of stuff.  Probably not the healthiest meal!  Sorry I have no solutions except trying to find a comfortable position to lay down in.

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Abdominal massage in the first trimester can be controversial, but usually it's a liability thing. If you do it yourself, you can be sure you are being gentle enough. Make sure to go clockwise as you make large circles around your belly button. Your large intestine is right there by the surface, and if you have gas or constipation it will get things moving. It works best if you lie on your back (or recline) with a pillow underneath your knees and relax. Use oil or lotion. Go deep enough to get into the large intestine, but don't make it uncomfortable! For gas, this works immediately, so you may want to do it in private wink1.gif
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Originally Posted by KeanusMomma View Post

Abdominal massage in the first trimester can be controversial, but usually it's a liability thing. If you do it yourself, you can be sure you are being gentle enough. Make sure to go clockwise as you make large circles around your belly button. Your large intestine is right there by the surface, and if you have gas or constipation it will get things moving. It works best if you lie on your back (or recline) with a pillow underneath your knees and relax. Use oil or lotion. Go deep enough to get into the large intestine, but don't make it uncomfortable! For gas, this works immediately, so you may want to do it in private wink1.gif

 

Yes, definitely do it in private! I remember the abdominal massage demonstration in massage class. Not a class day for the faint of heart. LOL
 

 

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