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i cannot for the life of me remember which is okay to take for bloating while pregnant. i recall some products interfering w/ placental function (calcifications) or slowing down labor due to calcium content? Ugh, pregnancy brain. anyway, i need something for my IBS which is so much worse during pregnancy.<br><br>
eta: i know most of these are class A medications, but that's not enough for me, iykwim. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Tums</span> is calcium carbonate, it is not well absorbed by the body, and can potentially cause calcifications on the placenta. It is considered safe however by most western Drs and has a <b>class C</b> rating.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Maalox</span> is made with aluminum and magnesium hydroxides. Is a <b>class B</b> and it is not known if it crosses the placental barrier.<br>
Double check me, but, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GasX</span> simethicone is not absorbed through the digestive process at all. It's action is limited to the stomach and intestines only and is effective for most people for reducing gas and bloating. It is generally considered safe, is<b>class C,</b> and does not cross the placenta.
 

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I agree about the Tums.<br><br><br>
I hope you are able to find relief lotusma
 

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thx, 2sweetboysmom. do you have a source where you found that info? (wanna bookmark it if so)
 

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Here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><a href="http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2517.html" target="_blank">http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2517.html</a>
 

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Slippery Elm! It is fantastic for IBS or IBS-like symptoms. I have had to take it in my last two pregnancies and it works very effectively and very quickly. My MW has told me stories of giving it to babies with gastric issues, as well. It is an emollient, and reduces the inflammation.<br><br>
Other things that are safe are papaya enzyme (good for digestion), and homeopathics. Hylands makes one called, aptly, "Gas," which I have found very helpful when my gallbladder is acting up and creating lots of painful air in my stomach. It tastes nasty, but it's quick to take and REALLY helps. There are many other homeopathics which may be more specific to your needs.
 
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