IBS can be annoying whether you are pregnant or not. Following certain dietary guidelines may help you through the bloating, gas and nausea.
Sorry, but your pregnancy may be aggravating your irritated bowel syndrome. It is recommended that you stay as calm as you can, ask your partner to cut you some slack. Hormone levels change the way we feel during pregnancy. They can swing from happy to sad at a drop of the hat so to speak.
Stomach aches and nausea, from IBS, or just stomach upset during pregnancy can make us grouchy, unhappy campers.
Yes, we can give into these feelings, but better to get a grip and work on the positive side.
Watch what you eat. Take a look at the fodmap diet. You may find it helpful.
Focus on your future ahead with baby. You want to get yourself thinking and feeling positive.
Try not to dump your frustration on your partner. It will just add to stress within the confides of your home. No one needs that. Home is where you need to be able to feel comfortable. Even if you can’t be totally comfortable physically, it is important to work on relaxing as best you can.
Great, you may be thinking. Bloated, maybe even having bouts of constipation. So what can you do?
Talk a walk.
Go shopping- even if not purchasing- just get out.
Don’t stay home and cry. Cry a little, dry your tears, put on your most comfortable outfit.
Visit a friend.
Keep in touch with others- don’t hide way.
If need be talk with your doctor, ask for help. Don’t be afraid to tell him/her all your symptoms, simple relief may be just a little extra help from one who understands.
Spread a little sunshine. Smile- even if you don’t feel like smiling. Smiling can be contagious. You may even help yourself feel better.
Talk to baby. He/she may be feeling your discomfort, too. Give your belly a good rub. Tell baby how excited you are for his/her arrival.
Read a good book.
Watch a happy movie or TV show.
Love yourself. Pamper yourself with a warm bath or shower.
Take time to meditate. Be at peace with yourself.
Refuse to give in to negativity.
Don’t be irritated just because your body is playing a fighting game with you. Fight back, positively. Turn the other check. Make the right moves.
Exercise and eat right. Do the best you can. Life isn’t always perfect, but make it as near perfect as you can. Don’t you want to give your baby the best possible life?
I know it can be hard at times, especially for us that suffer with chronic pain. Maybe you can talk to your partner about a nice massage. Maybe you can even consider going to get a massage.
The birth of your child isn’t far off. It is just a window of time. You have only months, if not weeks or days, to go, before baby will be in your arms.