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<p>Anyone have any ideas for dealing with bloating?  I'm drinking a ton of water because I'm always thirsty, and I think I'm just storing it all.  I'm only 6 weeks and I can't get my wedding ring on comfortably!</p>
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<p>I told DH this morning, it's like really bad PMS bloating, except this time it's not going away... (knock on wood)</p>
 

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<p>I am interested to hear if anyone has any ideas as well.  My issue is my belly.  I normally like wearing my clothes a touch snug and though my clothes still fit, I can't stand the feel of anything even remotely tight across my belly.  NONE of my clothes are comfortable.  I really don't want to invest in any clothing for a few more weeks yet but my lack of choices is starting to drive me crazy LOL></p>
 

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Oh, all of my pants feel too tight, too! I want to live in pajama bottoms right now.<br><br>
No solutions, but I feel your pain. :)
 

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I generally lie on my belly and fart it out if possible. My theory is the evening bloat belly just helps stretch everything out nice and gradually.
 

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<p>beets are good for liver and kidneys, so they help with bowels and water retention.</p>
<p>probiotics will help the intestines, esp if you are constipated. prunes help too!</p>
<p>nettle tea is full of minerals that support the baby's growth and also acts as a kidney tonic to flush water. it is often used at the end of pregnancy for swelling. </p>
<p>digestive enzymes will help if your food isn't digesting well after you eat and the bloating is mostly after meals. </p>
<p>i'm a naturopathic doctor and all of those are safe in pregnancy.</p>
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<p>i'm 8 weeks now and past the bloating and into 24hr belly! my uterus is up above the pubic bone and i am really showing. preg #4.</p>
 

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<p>beets are good for liver and kidneys, so they help with bowels and water retention.</p>
<p>probiotics will help the intestines, esp if you are constipated. prunes help too!</p>
<p>nettle tea is full of minerals that support the baby's growth and also acts as a kidney tonic to flush water. it is often used at the end of pregnancy for swelling. </p>
<p>digestive enzymes will help if your food isn't digesting well after you eat and the bloating is mostly after meals. </p>
<p>i'm a naturopathic doctor and all of those are safe in pregnancy.</p>
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<p>i'm 8 weeks now and past the bloating and into 24hr belly! my uterus is up above the pubic bone and i am really showing. preg #4.</p>
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<p>You're an ND, super cool! Thanks for the ideas, I'll add some digestive enzymes in.</p>
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<p>You're only 8 weeks and showing, uh oh! This is #4 for us too and I don't want to tell until 14 weeks, I hope I can hide until then!  </p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the suggestions.  It's not really bloating from gassiness or constipation (I'm still ok in those areas), but water retention.  I'm at only 6 weeks and I can just barely get my wedding ring on!</p>
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<p>I read online that getting in water might help.  I swim laps semi-regularly, so now I have a great excuse to hit the pool!  I also love beets, so I'll try adding more of those to my diet.</p>
 

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<p>No idea if this helps or not but dried papaya is supposed to be good for digestion.  I generally chew some for morning sickness, and bonus it has vitamin A which is important in pregnancy. </p>
 

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I'm at only 6 weeks and I can just barely get my wedding ring on!</div>
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I know what you mean! My ring has been tight lately, so I've taken it off and it's been in the cupboard for almost a week now!</p>
<p>I feel "naked" not wearing it and I would really like to put it back on, but it just feels too uncomfortable right now :(</p>
 

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<p>I've seen other people talking about buying a larger, placeholder wedding ring to wear while they're pregnant.  I might look into that.</p>
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<p>I swam this morning and it really helped.  After about 10 minutes in the water I swear my ankles had deflated by about a third!</p>
 
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