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post #21 of 39
Thread Starter 
"I'm thinking about picking up some simethicone to tamp the gas down a bit."

There's a drug for this?! Next stop Google.

YES to whoever it was that said the bloating is keeping them up at night. Me too.

I think this is only about to get worse for me. (TMI warning) I haven't pooped in 3 days. Tried prunes tonight. If that doesn't work I'll start researching for pregnancy safe laxatives. Coalase or whatever that stuff was did nothing last time.

Fun. Fun. Fun.
post #22 of 39

If you have not tried this for bloating, it works fairly well at dispelling gas from both ends.  1 tsp baking soda and a cup of water, mix  drink and deflate.  Not entirely of course, but probably enough for you to notice the difference.

post #23 of 39

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Originally Posted by Ambivalent Dreams View Post

"I'm thinking about picking up some simethicone to tamp the gas down a bit."
There's a drug for this?! Next stop Google.

YES to whoever it was that said the bloating is keeping them up at night. Me too.

I think this is only about to get worse for me. (TMI warning) I haven't pooped in 3 days. Tried prunes tonight. If that doesn't work I'll start researching for pregnancy safe laxatives. Coalase or whatever that stuff was did nothing last time.

AD - yes, simethicone is the active ingredient in Gas-x, Mylanta Anti-gas, etc.  We would give it in the hospital on occasion and it seemed to do the trick most of the time.

I hope your prunes work!  If not, here's a little laxative info.

 

From what I've read, colace, dulcolax and milk of magnesia are supposedly safe in pregnancy.  They have diff mechanisms of action though so the best choice depends on the problem at hand! 

Colace (docusate sodium) - increases the amount of water the stool absorbs (a stool softener)

Milk of Magnesia - increases the amount of water pulled into the intestines, stimulating stretch receptors to cause bowel movement

Dulcolax (bisacodyl) - a stimulant laxative that increases movement of the intestines

 

Here's a list off babycenter that is a good start for preg-safe drug reference. 

http://www.babycenter.com/0_chart-over-the-counter-medications-during-pregnancy_1486462.bc

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by daisygrrrl View Post
If you have not tried this for bloating, it works fairly well at dispelling gas from both ends.  1 tsp baking soda and a cup of water, mix  drink and deflate.  Not entirely of course, but probably enough for you to notice the difference.

daisygrrrl - cool new trick... thanks for the tip!

Just a warning though, baking soda is absorbed systemically and can alter your blood pH... so this is something to take only in small amounts. 

post #24 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I've had success with milk of magnesia before. Trouble is I am way to nauseous tonight to choke down milk of magnesia.
post #25 of 39
@goingonfour I'm 5'10 and gap & old navy makes affordable maternity jeans in talks (wait for a 50% off sale)!
post #26 of 39

I can't believe it - I can't even use the hairband with my jeans trick!  I've never popped like this before - I'm either really bloated (probably) or having multiples (you never know!)

post #27 of 39
I've had more than a few people think I'm having twins. greensad.gif The thing is, Ai don't feel bloated. I'm gassy, but not blated, and the gas comes and goes. I've had lots of diarrhea though. greensad.gif sorry if that's TMI.
post #28 of 39
Thread Starter 
Mine is worse at night. Anyone else?
post #29 of 39
Ambivilent! YES. By 2 pm every day I bloat up like a stuffed sausage in a casing about to split. UGG. By bedtime I look 6 mos pregnant. OOOOOF. I don't feel like eating dinner or anything. I feel SO full.
post #30 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thanks to the prunes, I look less pregnant this week than last week!
post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post

 

From what I've read, colace, dulcolax and milk of magnesia are supposedly safe in pregnancy.  They have diff mechanisms of action though so the best choice depends on the problem at hand! 

Colace (docusate sodium) - increases the amount of water the stool absorbs (a stool softener)

Milk of Magnesia - increases the amount of water pulled into the intestines, stimulating stretch receptors to cause bowel movement

Dulcolax (bisacodyl) - a stimulant laxative that increases movement of the intestines

 

Here's a list off babycenter that is a good start for preg-safe drug reference. 

http://www.babycenter.com/0_chart-over-the-counter-medications-during-pregnancy_1486462.bc

Yep...the first line in pregnancy is actually a bulking fiber laxative, like metamucil. Increase your water intake and it'll pull bulk into the stool along with water. Second is miralax, to increase water in the stool without fiber. After that is docusate sodium. Bisacodyl isn't recommended in pregnancy because it causes a lot of cramping that can lead to premature contractions...it's highly unlikely in the 1st trimester, but you never know!

post #32 of 39
I am so happy to read this thread. I have been waiting to pull out the maternity pants- feeling bad- but I'm going into the crawl space right now so I can sit comfortably tomorrow!
post #33 of 39

I wish I had answers for you, but I'm in the same boat.  it's driving me crazy.  I'm gonna get on the scale in the morning, and if I've lost like I did with Nate, I'm really going to be baffled.  

post #34 of 39
I'm so happy to find this thread! I'm not quite 9 weeks and have bought my first pair of maternity jeans. I didn't bloat this much in either of my 2 other pregnancies. I had gained a little weight right before becoming pregnant, so my clothes were already fitting tight. Now I have a muffin belly when I wear them. I do really love my maternity jeans, though. I can still wear my yoga pants. I might try the elastic trick and see how my pants fit with that. I feel like it's too early to wear maternity, but, at the same time, I want to be comfortable.
post #35 of 39
Thread Starter 
Don't feel bad. I'm 10 weeks and maternity pants all the way.
post #36 of 39
This is my third and I've been in maternity jeans since 8 weeks, measuring about 20 weeks now (I'm 12 weeks) but have lost 5 pounds. How is this even possible?! wink1.gif
post #37 of 39
I am still in my normal jeans, but I hate them by the end of the day. I started picking up extra yoga pants, leggings, and long flowing skirts. Sadly, the retroverted uterus means my popping out looks like I ned way less time at the buffet. So I also am grabbing longer tunic type and oversized tops.
post #38 of 39
Thread Starter 
So at 10.5 weeks my belly is actually smaller than it was at 8 weeks. I'm not as stopped up as I was and I guess that is helping the bloating go down.
post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by Ambivalent Dreams View Post

So at 10.5 weeks my belly is actually smaller than it was at 8 weeks. I'm not as stopped up as I was and I guess that is helping the bloating go down.


Ambivalent, thanks for posting this, because I'm at almost 10 weeks now, and noticed that my bloat went down a lot, and it was a bit unnerving, that suddenly it seemed that even the wide firmness I could feel before, I can't feel now. It had me thinking again, "Can I still be pg?" but the smell of cooking the kids' breakfast this morning reminded me that I am still, if wanting to run from food smells, indicates anything. But ditto on the not being stopped up so much part, and glad to know someone else is having the same "smaller" thing that I am.

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