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Pregnancy Causes Gas

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me? Not the Fun Kind of Bubbles

Many moms are too embarrassed to admit that one of the first signs of pregnancy is an onslaught of gas.

You'll be cozied up to your partner on the couch when all of the sudden, a frat boy beer burp comes roaring from your chest without warning.

To see what other surprises your body has in store for you,


Shocked and probably grossed out, your hubby looks at you like you've got three heads. But, he should be thankful that was the origin of the beast you unleashed.

In due time, while tucked between the sheets, you may unknowingly create a dutch oven. Luckily you will probably sleep through the rumbling, but your better half may wake from the quake and jump out of bed in fear of what has become of his love lair.

Some women experience gas early on in pregnancy as the progesterone hormone relaxes smooth muscle tissue throughout your body. The digestive tract is not immune to the loosening, causing your body to release more gas than normal.

On the bright side of things, like many other pregnancy symptoms, this toot, shall pass.


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vinnie vinnie 9 years
Nearing the end of the pregnancy my gas is constant and so foul I can't go to work sometimes! It's so embarassing!
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
Mine hubby wasn't suprised since I had done it plenty before pregnancy and he found it funny. Unfortunately for me though it has not passed. With my endometriosis I take a progesterone only pill as birth control so those gasses are still a plenty. lol
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Yeah my guy won't be so surprised since I burp and stuff in front of him now. lol :D
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
:ROTFL: @ "this too shall pass" For me it's not so much the gas from the rear, but when I burp, it sounds like I'm trying to out-do a frat boy :SCARED:
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I didn't have more audible gas emissions (heh), but I had the worst gas pain EVER. Much worse than my labor pains. There were about 2-3 weeks in the first trimester where I had horrible pain each morning for a few hours like clockwork. I'd lay on the floor practically crying. I tried everything--different/no food, fiber, exercise, etc. It went away from most of the rest of the pregnancy, but reappeared briefly toward the end. Lovely.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
My fiance thinks it's hilarious when I burp or fart now, so I guess I'll be a regular barrel of monkeys come pregnancy time.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
luckyme luckyme 9 years
"...this toot, shall pass." This made me giggle. I definitely had more burps, but the digestive issue that really plagued me was constipation. It was horrible!
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