(Closed) Nighttime excruciating gas/cramping.. Help?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Is it pain from having an empty stomach, or from cramps? If it’s from cramps, I would be concerned and consult your doctor.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

It sounds like indigestion to me. when you are pregnant your uteus expands and takes up more room in your abdomen so your intestines and stuff can get smushed an have a harder time doing their job, which can cause gas.  it happened to me a lot when i was pregnant with my daughter. I would try to stay away from foods that can cause gas ( dairy ect.) and try to eat more fiber. also prenatals have a lot of iron in them and that could be bothering you too, i would take mine at night right before bed and that helped me a lot. you can talk to your doctor about it as well if you are concerned. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2000

You should definitely get it checked out to see whether it is an indigestion problem. It could also be intolerance so watch out what you are eating and monitor yourself

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

I had the same problem when I was pregnant, it’s amazing how much something as silly as gas can completely take a person down.  What helped me was eating smaller portions of food more often during the day and after say…8pm, stop eating all together.  Tums became my best friend.  It was the only medicine I took (not including the maternity pills)  and it’s perfectly fine to take two at night with no harm to the infant.  Stay away from dairy if you can help it, you can drink tea provided your doctor ok’s it, most things with peppermint and chamomile are fine to drink and help with your digestive system…again check with your doctor as everyone is different.  Good luck to you and congratulations!!  You are in for a fun ride!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

@idaho1745:  The heartburn will come soon enough and that’s when you’ll make buddy buddy with Tums.  Until then the best way to go about it is eat smaller portions of food more often and stop eating about 3 or so hours before you actually go to bed. Lying down keeps gas in the stomach and walking around uses good ol’ gravity to help pull gas bubbles out.  I think it’s a common thing in most pregnancies but yes I went through it, sometimes I would panic thinking there was something wrong with the baby but if you move around (provided you can sometimes it hurts just to move) and try lifting your knee up to your belly sometimes you can squeeze a lil toot out. XD  The things they never tell you about pregnancy.   I remember reading a book called “Pregnancy Sucks”….I like funny informative books….and the author said she’s pretty sure that Pregnancy glow women have is actually from trying to hold back the gas.  I say, don’t hold back…it hurts WAY too much.  Happy put putting!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I recently started eating a lot of fresh pineapple hoping the enzymes would help with gas.  It seems to have worked, actually.  Papaya might be good too.

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