How to avoid gas pain?

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Registered: 04-24-2003
How to avoid gas pain?
Wed, 03-24-2004 - 1:00pm
Hello. I will have my 2nd c-section June 22. My first resulted in HORRIFIC gas pain. I really want to do everything possible to avoid this. Besides from the gas pain the experience was fine. So, if I can avoid gas it will be smooth sailing! I hope! Thanks in advance for any tips! Kara
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Registered: 01-01-2004
Wed, 03-24-2004 - 1:50pm
Drink lots of water. Get up and walk as soon as possible. Start out slowly with eating.


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Registered: 11-17-2003
Wed, 03-24-2004 - 6:48pm
Diddo!! Getting up and moving is the way to get that gas out. Lots and Lots of water!! Don't be afraid to let it out (HA). I have never been one to ever pass gas in front of my hubby even after 11 years, but I had no chose. I kept apologzing. I am glad I didn't hold it in. :)

Trish :)

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Registered: 07-29-2003
Thu, 03-25-2004 - 9:22am
just move as soon as you can.if u don't feel like walking on the first day,atleast keep changing position in the bed.i almost passed out when i tried to walk the first day so i asked the nurse to help me sit on the side of the bed for a while,and i did that every 3-4 hrs.and ofcourse water helped a lot i was drinking 3-4 pitchers they provide in hospital room.WISH U LUCK :)

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Sun, 03-28-2004 - 1:57pm
Yes be sure to walk, walk and walk. Also rock in a rocking chair when your not walking. A rocking chair helps wonderfully with the gas.

Good luck


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Registered: 04-24-2003
Sun, 03-28-2004 - 10:20pm
Thanks for all of your advice! - Kara

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