Is burping an early symptom of pregnancy?


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According to Mayo Clinic, the increase in progesterone levels in early pregnancy may slow digestion, which can lead to gassiness. The body removes this gas by burping and farting.

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Is burping an early symptom of pregnancy?
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Excess gas, which causes burping, is one of the most embarrassing pregnancy symptoms according to WebMD. It is not only the hormonal surge that causes flatulence; the milk that pregnant women drink daily may also produce gas.

Gassiness and bloating can be prevented by regular exercise and avoiding gas-inducing foods, including broccoli, carbonated drinks, beans, fried or fatty foods, onions and cabbage. WebMD also suggests exercising with a doctor’s approval and eating small meals to help prevent excess gas.

Burping alone cannot confirm pregnancy. WebMD recommends that a woman take a blood test at a local hospital or a clinic. Taking a sample urine test at home or at the doctor's office is also recommended.

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