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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy, Answered

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Is it normal for pregnant women to have a lot of gas?


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Ah, gas. When you’re pregnant, it can sometimes feel like you have eaten eight bean burritos at all times. Sorry to get real, but it’s true. So what’s up with the pregnancy farts? Gas pain is common during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester, according to Medical News Today. It can lead to cramps, bloating, and abdominal pain. The reason for the gas, like many things during pregnancy, has to do with hormones and body changes. Just be mindful of abdominal pain because it is also the symptom for other pregnancy complications like Braxton Hicks Contractions (aka “practice” contractions) and Round Ligament Pain, states the American Pregnancy Association.

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