Many future mothers suffer from abdominal distention.
At pregnancy digestion slows down, and the uterus presses on intestines, especially on late terms more and more. The meteorism and also heartburn or a constipation are result.
Meteorism at pregnancy - not a rarity: hormone progesterone promotes relaxation of smooth muscles, including a muscular layer of a wall of intestines. As a result intestines become sluggish and work more slowly. The organism of the pregnant woman has more time for digestion of nutrients from food pulp, but in the course of digestion in intestines more air can accumulate. Such excess congestion of gases in a digestive tract is called a meteorism or abdominal distention. During pregnancy women need to keep to a diet. Change in food leads to problems with digestion as intestines only gradually get used to a healthy lifestyle. Therefore abdominal distention is the widespread phenomenon, especially at the beginning of pregnancy.