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Bloated Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7201 posts
22nd Nov '12

There's so much gas. Sometimes it won't come out, and it hurts really bad. or the pressure even causes me to throw up.
Tried chewable Gas-X my fiance brought home, with limited results.
Any advice?

Heddur 52 kids; Saskatchewan 28830 posts
22nd Nov '12

Fart.

Melissa Eager 1 child; 2 angel babies; Grand Junction, MI, United States 81 posts
22nd Nov '12

Get on your knees and put your head on the seat of your couch or a chair. Should help relieve some of the pressure from the baby to allow you to fart. :-)

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7201 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Melissa Eager:" Get on your knees and put your head on the seat of your couch or a chair. Should help relieve some of the pressure from the baby to allow you to fart. :-)"



Thank you.
Helps a lot. :)

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7201 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Heddur:" Fart. "


Getting the farts out is the issue lol.
ETA: Are you passed your due date?
My heart goes out to you lol.
Congrats :)

Heddur 52 kids; Saskatchewan 28830 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Two Princesses:" Getting the farts out is the issue lol. ETA: Are you passed your due date? My heart goes out to you lol. Congrats :)"


I know what you mean - it gets so bad that its beyond farting. Its like throughout your whooooole system and it sucks.



and yes - overdue - 5 days. :(

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7201 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Heddur:" I know what you mean - it gets so bad that its beyond farting. Its like throughout your whooooole system and it sucks. and yes - overdue - 5 days. :( "



I already am on a steady diet of
Zofran and Zantac. Guess I'll have to add gas-X. Plan on asking my OB if he has any ideas.
What's going to happen with you being over due? Are you being induced? My OB doesn't ever like letting someone go over due for some reason.

Heddur 52 kids; Saskatchewan 28830 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Two Princesses:" I already am on a steady diet of Zofran and Zantac. Guess I'll have to add gas-X. Plan on asking ... [snip!] ... to happen with you being over due? Are you being induced? My OB doesn't ever like letting someone go over due for some reason."


Yeah, my doctor says he wont let me go past 10 days overdue, but I dont think Ill have to wait that long. She'll come on her own, Im sure. Ill do whatever I can to avoid an induction.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7201 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Heddur:" Yeah, my doctor says he wont let me go past 10 days overdue, but I dont think Ill have to wait that long. She'll come on her own, Im sure. Ill do whatever I can to avoid an induction."


I feel ya momma. I was terrified of being induced with my now two year old.
Have you tried maternity Acupressure to get things going?

Heddur 52 kids; Saskatchewan 28830 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Two Princesses:" I feel ya momma. I was terrified of being induced with my now two year old. Have you tried maternity Acupressure to get things going?"


yuppers, we've tried the thumb spot, ankles and top of the shoulders numerous times.



Also tried spicy food, walking, squats, down on my hands and knees, birthing ball...ugh. I was induced with my 8 year old...not fun.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7201 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Heddur:" yuppers, we've tried the thumb spot, ankles and top of the shoulders numerous times. Also tried spicy ... [snip!] ... tried spicy food, walking, squats, down on my hands and knees, birthing ball...ugh. I was induced with my 8 year old...not fun."


So I assume the pressure points and nipple stimulation have been atempted as well?
None of that stuff worked for me. Cervix remained unmoved and closed. but that pressure point stuff has worked for some I know.
Do you know if you are dialated?

Heddur 52 kids; Saskatchewan 28830 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Two Princesses:" So I assume the pressure points and nipple stimulation have been atempted as well? None of that stuff ... [snip!] ... Cervix remained unmoved and closed. but that pressure point stuff has worked for some I know. Do you know if you are dialated?"


not so much the pressure points. Ive been trying nipple stimulation, and it brings on contractions, but nothing that will amount to anything. I dont know if im dilated, ive never been checked, and dont plan on it. Althou once i step foot in the hospital in labour, i know that will change. thats why im going to go in ready to push. :P

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7201 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Heddur:" not so much the pressure points. Ive been trying nipple stimulation, and it brings on contractions, ... [snip!] ... it. Althou once i step foot in the hospital in labour, i know that will change. thats why im going to go in ready to push. :P"


Since nipple stimulation is bringing on some results, I would recommend you and your SO try these to get things moving:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5006394_do-maternity-acupressure.html
A few people I know went into labor within 24 to 48 hours of doing those.
Figure it's worth a try since you'd really like to avoid induction. As would any sane person lol.