Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at

    Congratulations on your BFP! Welcome to YOUR community!

    Be sure to check out:

    Gas..eep help
    crumcake posted:
    I looked at the discussion board and haven't seen it mentioned - but is anyone else having a problem with gas?

    Not so much tooting, but I'm having a terrible time with gas in the last week (I'm betwen 9&10wks). My stomach has become painfully swollen almost everyday.

    I can't figure out what food makes it better or worse, b/c it seems like nothing is good.

    I've tried hot (decaf) tea, which helped prior to pregnancy, but to no avail.

    Any tips or suggestions? I'd welcome ANYTHING :)
    marchbabee responded:
    I just answered your other post in the previous discussion. But, I have found tums helped me. But, right now I'm in agony too! I don't feel the need to toot, but there is so much air build up, it can't be healthy!
    Right now all foods do it to doesn't matter what I eat. By the end of the day I have extreme bloat!
    crumcake replied to marchbabee's response:
    I'm trying something today...after each meal I'm going to drink hot water with either lime or this ginger/lemon tea I have.

    I read that hot water with lemon would help, but I didn't have any lemons at the house. I'm hoping anything with acidity will cut through the air.

    I'll let you know if it works...
    marchbabee replied to crumcake's response:
    Yes! Let me know how it works b/c I was in agony yesterday! HAHA! I also think I pin pointed what made it so bad yesterday as opposed to other days: I ate hummus with my carrot sticks. Hummus gave me gas even before I was pregnant, but it sounded so good at the time! Maybe I'll try to avoid that today, and things will be better. I mean, I'll still have gas, but maybe not as painful!
    hgreenwood7058 responded:
    Do let me know if that works too! I am early in bregnancy between 4-8 weeks but am having that issue now. That an I am pretty tired too. Any ideas for that would be helpful too.
    crumcake replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
    Okay, 24hours later....drinking hot water with either lime or the ginger/lemon tea seemed to have worked. I didn't have any problems yesterday and that was after eating rice & beans(!) for lunch. It was a little annoying drinking nothing but warm/hot water, but at least it's winter time.

    As an aside, I did call my doctor and she said I could have GasX. Not sure if that holds true for everyone, but figured I'd let you know.

    I think I'll put this in the tip section :)

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    Hey my name is Beth and im from Atlanta Ga im a single mother of 3 girls ages 12 8 an 3 i just fround out im expecting my forth a big shocker since iv...More

    Helpful Tips

    Common Abbreviations on Pregnancy Exchanges
    New to the pregnancy exchanges and wondering what all those abbreviations stand for? Not anymore! Thanks to MNHall, for sorting everything ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    167 of 217 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.