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Natural remedies for gas during pregnancy

LoveMyJonah's Avatar LoveMyJonah (TS)
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Hi, I'm 6.5 weeks pregnant with #2 and I don't want to take any meds during this pregnancy. I had to take simethicone last pregnancy for awful gas and its already starting again. Anyone have any herbal/natural remedies that are safe? I would ask the midwife but I haven't seen her yet
smithk75's Avatar smithk75
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I'm glad you asked! I've been wondering the same thing. I just ordered some Papaya Enzyme extract for indigestion. Anyone have any ideas?

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Originally Posted by LoveMyJonah View Post
Hi, I'm 6.5 weeks pregnant with #2 and I don't want to take any meds during this pregnancy. I had to take simethicone last pregnancy for awful gas and its already starting again. Anyone have any herbal/natural remedies that are safe? I would ask the midwife but I haven't seen her yet

LoveMyJonah's Avatar LoveMyJonah (TS)
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Help, its REALLY bad!!! Someone????
melanyh's Avatar melanyh
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i certainly respect your desire for an herbal or natural remedy ... at my job i had bad gas one day and someone told me to chew on the peppermints we had. ooooh i was chewing those things so hard and fast and got NOTHING but fresh breath.

my midwife is cool w/simethcone and she's VERY cautious, not that that means YOU should take it, but i just thought that sentiment might help. i've never taken any enzyme (i take digestives and have taken peppermint oil in the past for my bubbly gut, etc.) or anything herbal for just plain ol' gas that works as well as simethcone.
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Even when not pregnant I take activated charcoal capsules from the health food store. I have had excellent results from the charcoal with no side effects.
LoveMyJonah's Avatar LoveMyJonah (TS)
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I read that activated charcoal is a no-no in pregnancy. I broke down and got some simethicone yesterday because I couldn't take it anymore.... I"ll ask the midwife what she thinks at my appointment in two weeks, but until then, at least i know its ok for pregnancy.
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I know Rooibos tea is a good tea for pregnancy and it is known to help with digestion so you might want to give it a go. It is also packed full of antioxidants and vitamins
MaryLang's Avatar MaryLang
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I always use papaya.
Shanana's Avatar Shanana
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My homeopath said lycopodium is the best remedy for gas, and it's safe during pregnancy. I didn't talk to her until after the first trimester (when the gas was the worst), but I take it as needed now and do find it helps most of the time.
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I drink hot tea when I have gas and it works well.
elvenom's Avatar elvenom
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have you tried taking probiotics? I noticed in the past whenever I had gas something was up with my digestive system. so i'm waiting for my new supply to come in. i hope that works. i order from rockwellnutrition.com
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