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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Gastric problem is common during pregnancy, as you uterus and stomach pushes upwards. Subsequently, your intestinal muscles relax more, which causes your digestion to slow down. The transient time through the intestine can increase by 30%. This allows gas to build up easier and creates bloating, burping and of course flatulence. It is pretty much impossible to prevent gas during pregnancy. However, there are steps you can take to manage the gas you experience. Your primary objective is making it happen less often. Certain foods can be triggers for experiencing gas during pregnancy.

    If it is really bothering you, you may want to start a diary tracking the food you eat daily. This can help you identify the foods that cause more gas for you. You should:

    Avoid or reduce carbohydrate drinks
    Avoid fatty fried foods
    Drink from a glass without using a straw
    Focus on smaller meals throughout the day
    Exercise, which will help stimulate digestion
    Avoid tight clothing around your waist
    Limit or avoid artificial sweeteners
    Drink plenty of water, which will help prevent constipation
    Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.

    If nothing helps, consult your doctor.
    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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