Stomach Pain in Pregnancy – Is This Symptom Common?

It is common during pregnancy to have symptoms and pains that apparently have nothing to do with the pregnancy, but if we go to check the whys they will see that they have their reasons. One of these signs is stomach pain in pregnancy. Many moms suspect that it was something they ate and that didn’t go well, but it is a more common symptom than we imagined during pregnancy.

Not all women experience it in pregnancy, they are usually the ones who already suffer from stomach problems like gastritis, reflux and even ulcers tend to get worse during this period. They occur due to the increased production of digestive enzymes and acids, which are responsible for the digestion of food, in addition, the enlargement of the uterus that has an average growth of four centimeters per month. This causes the other organs to compress, leaving the mother with a burning sensation in her stomach and severe heartburn .

Stomach Pain in the First Trimester

During the first four months it is common for this symptom and pain to be stronger, causing greater discomfort than in the other months and the typical burning in the stomach during pregnancy. It is normal not only to feel pain in the stomach and nausea in pregnancy because it has its functioning altered, but also the intestine that may be slower . This is why so many pregnant women suffer from hemorrhoids in that period, noticing the dilation of the veins and feeling for the difficulty of going to the bathroom.

A novelty for our pregnant readers, is that Famivita in partnership with Patricia Amorim developed a gestational multivitamin thinking about the needs and also the difficulties of the pregnant women. With all the vitamins and minerals important for fetal development and for the mother’s health, the FamiGesta vitamin has a differential, which is the size of the capsule that makes it easier to swallow during the phases of constant nausea and nausea. You can purchase your vitamin here in our online store.

IMPORTANT: Extra care is needed with medications at this stage. Not everything that was taken during pregnancy to relieve pain is recommended during pregnancy.

How to Relieve Stomach Pain Discomfort in Pregnancy?

In fact, there is no miracle to resolve stomach pain in pregnancy, other than changes in mom’s eating habits and daily routine. Try to eat small meals more times a day , this way you will be helping the digestion that is slower.

Remember that the correct chewing is the slow one, because it will help the food to be better digested. Try to drink more fluids throughout the day . In addition to hydration, juices, water and teas are great to aid digestion and help prevent fluid retention in the body, which causes so much swelling in pregnancy . Avoid drinking fluids during meals as this disrupts digestion and gives you a feeling of satisfaction due to ingestion of the fluid that causes puffiness.

Adequate Food

Exclude fatty foods, fried foods and heavy foods from your food menu at least during the first trimester of pregnancy where stomach pain and heartburn are strongest and most apparent. Another important tip is to include foods rich in fiber , which will give more strength to the intestine such as passion fruit, sesame, guava, peas, cereals, pear, grape, strawberry and peach.

If you improve your diet and habits, and you are still suffering from this discomfort, go to your obstetrician and tell him what happened. He may be able to prescribe a medication indicated for pregnant women that relieves this malaise. No medication can cure the discomfort completely but it offers great and immediate relief.

Homemade Tip

Tip:  Make lemon balm tea with fennel ! It will help prevent stomach gas, preventing stomach discomfort and pain and nausea during pregnancy. Try to take without sweeteners and sugar because it is one of the reasons for gas and you will see immediate relief. You can find both lemon balm and fennel in herbal stores, pharmacies and markets.

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How to prevent stomach pain in pregnancy?

As stomach pain is not a recurrent symptom of pregnancy, but rather poor eating habits, especially for women, the best thing to do to avoid this discomfort is to improve your diet. Try to make small meals with foods that are easier to digest, lighter and more natural. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water to always hydrate yourself!

A tip for pregnant women: do you want to improve the pleasure of sex during the gestational phase? Use water-based lubricating gels that play the role of cervical mucus and still control vaginal pH, reducing the chances of proliferation of fungi and bacteria responsible for infections. Famivita has developed the perfect lubricant for pregnant women and pregnant women, the FamiGel . You can buy it here in our online store.

See Also:  Pregnancy Pains – What is Normal?

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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