Hey ladies, we're 25 weeks now and for all I know this could be normal, either way I'm sure it's nothing to worry about, but thought I would ask!
After everything I eat I get pains in my stomach, and the only thing I can compare it to are pancreatitis pains, but higher up. They only last for a couple of minutes and then it mellows out to a dull ache. I've been trying to eat smaller portion of lighter food but it's the same, grr!
I have had my gall bladder removed because of pancreatitis but I haven't had pain from food (other than high fat food) since before the removal, so while it could be my dodgy tum it just doesn't seem likely.
At first I thought it could be braxton hicks, but it's after every meal so seems more food related! Then again I don't know much about braxton hicks, is there a link between eating and them I don't know about?
I first started getting it when I was pregnant with my third daughter, then didn't really feel it with my son. After I had him though, started getting the same pain after eating certain foods and had to start being careful not to eat things together - like bananas and coffee in the same day. Or white bread and coffee. Sometimes apples upset my stomach too.
I had it pretty much under control, but it's flared up big time with this pregnancy. Pretty much every time I eat my stomach hurts. I find that drinking loads of water usually helps, so I am assuming that it helps move everything through more efficiently?
The docs really have never had an answer for me, saying maybe it's food intolerances or allergies that cropped up while I was pregnant and never truly went away, or possibly IBS.
I am getting this heaps at the moment!
I am very tender and bloated all the time I eat just under my ribs and the pain radiates through to my back. My mum said that it could be my gallbladder but I am hoping its just another pregnancy joy!
I have reduced the amounts of food I eat as I am scared of the pain, but then it makes me worry that I am not eating enough for the baby. I am still not back to my pre pregnancy weight yet either!
I have an appointment to see the dr next week and am also seeing my midwife so I will bring it up then, hopefully I will get an answer as I am dreading the thought of going through this for the rest of the pregnancy!
Thanks ladies! I hadn't thought of it being a specific food because I eat so varied but I'm now going to keep an eye out in case it's something like dairy, which I eat a lot of, lol.
My friend just gave birth to her son and now she is having to have her gall bladder removed because of a similiar pain, but I don't have one, lol. Although I will say the surgery for gall bladder removal was much better than I thought it would be, 2 days later I was home eating medicinal maltesers, hehe.
I've also been worried about not eating enough for the baby, although I am taking vitamins so at least that's something!
I am a huge water drinker anyway, so I'll try and drink a little extra and see if it helps, if it doesn't I'll try drinking a little less and see if it's due to bloating. It's all trial and error, lol.
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.