Post # 1
Hello bees, so this is a bit embarrassing, but I’m kind of desperate. I’m in my first trimester (first baby too) and I’m having HORRIBLE bloating/gas/constipation. It will not end. My stomach is in knots with it, and I think it’s partially due to my morning sickness medication (Zofran) my morning sickness was a nightmare though, so I don’t want to quit the medication because I’m experiencing the first nausea/vomiting relief I’ve had all month. So, expecting bees: what can be combined with zofran to ease gas/bloating/& constipation? Medicine? Natural methods? Please help!! Thanks
Post # 2
Oh my goodness I had the same thing- it was just awful. Bloating seemed to be the worst when I ate normal-sized meals of cooked food, which makes little sense to me. So I ate lots of oranges, small bowls of cereal, granola bars, half-sandwiches (chicken salad, or low-mercury tuna once a week) and that’s about it the first trimester. Not fun, but I had no appetite and was afraid to eat any actual meals for fear of bloating, and this seemed to work. First tri is about survival.
Regardng remedies, I would recommend asking your care provider about papaya enzyme? There’s some stuff online about how green papaya induces labor or something like that but my midwife recommended it when I was going through the same thing. I only used it a few times because by the time I finally bought it my symptoms subsided, but it seemed to work and she really encouraged trying it.
Otherwise, just extending sympathy. I have totally been there and hated it, it was besides the unrelenting nausea the worst thing about being pregnant so far (29 weeks now). I don’t remember when it stopped, but probably by 16w when my nausea also subsidded a bit. Good luck!
Post # 3
Ask your OB, but you can take stool softeners and milk of magnesia while pregnant. Works wonders!
Post # 4
Drink a glass of prune juice before bed (or soak some prunes in warm water and eat them and drink the water before going to sleep)
Post # 5
I drink metamucil everday. Im still fairly gasy though, much to my fiances amusement, but I have no issue with constipation at least, which helps me feel less bloated.
Post # 6
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Try some over the counter simethicone chewables. You can also try baking soday and water, like a pinch in a shotglass of lukewarm water.