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Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy Home Care
- Try to drink clear liquids only if you have vomiting
- Advance to a regular diet after one day
- Rest in bed.
- Take acetaminophen for pain
- Take an antacid medication:
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
- Avoid spicy foods and caffeine.
- Avoid enemas and laxatives.
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
- Avoid aspirin
- Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications:
Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy Constipation
- Avoid enemas and laxatives unless your doctor directs you to do so.
- Avoid foods that seem to cause constipation. Cheese, white flour and white rice can trigger constipation.
- Avoid straining while you use the toilet: this can cause hemorrhoids.
- Do not ignore the urge to move your bowels.
- Drink more water.
- Eat more fiber
- Fiber supplements, such as Metamucil
- Regular exercise program
- Small amounts of caffeine can have a mild laxative effect.
Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy Warning Signs
- Blood in the stool:
- Cloudy urine
- Difficulty breathing
- Inability to urinate
- Pain during urination
- Persistent abdominal pain lasting more than 4 hours
- Repeated vomiting
- Severe abdominal pain
- Fever over 101 degrees F (38.3 C)
- Vaginal bleeding
- Vomiting blood
- Vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds
- Worsening abdominal pain
- Worsening constipation
Continue to Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy Underlying Cause
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