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Pains In My Stomach

Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwife


Q Hi! I'm going on 5 months pregnant and I was wondering if it is normal to have really bad gas pains where I feel like I have to go to the bathroom, but can't. Also, I get pains that feel like gas pains in the top part of my stomach.

A Pain is a sign that something is wrong. Gas is a sign that your food is not digesting properly. This can be remedied by digestive enzymes. However, talk to your caregiver and rule out other diseases such as an obstruction in your GI tract.

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Anne Sommers

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Anne Sommers, LM is a Licensed Midwife in Southern California and founder of Agape Perinatal Consultation & Birthing Services. Anne has attended and personally delivered hundreds of beautiful bouncing babies in some very wonderful and natural settings -- like in the water! She has appeared on various Southern California radio and cable television shows, talked to birth organizations, was editor for several child birth publications and was the owner, editor and publisher of "Mom" Magazine, a quarterly publication in circulation for over seven years. She completed Seattle Midwifery School's Challenge Process and the NARM exam (supervised by the California Medical Board) qualifying her for midwifery licensure. Anne actually made history as noted in the Orange County Register for being one of Southern California's first Licensed Midwives. She is also the mother of two children, born at home, with the attendance of midwives. The Baby Corner The Baby Corner - The Magazine for Expecting & New Parents

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catherine May 16, 2011 12:31:55 AM ET

The same thing happened to me during my 5 month.... but only once... is that fine? how often if it occurs is a sign of concern????

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