The bloating sensation and the involuntary release of flatulence are due to the hormone progesterone, which causes certain muscle tissues to relax.
This softening of the stomach and intestines causes slower digestion, which increases gas production.
For this reason, pregnant women are advised to eat several light meals throughout the day instead of eating a lot at once.
Read the full article on: Week 9 of pregnancy: how are the embryo and mother doing? ( 66).
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 04/07/2022