So, I got on to the Google machine to find out what it is and what to do about it. This is what I found on the Mayo clinic website:
In early pregnancy, before your uterus is big enough to crowd your intestines, pregnancy hormones are hard at work. The increase in progesterone slows digestion, providing more time for gas to be produced. Your body responds by removing the gas with burps and farts.
As your uterus enlarges, your intestines are shifted and crowded in your abdomen. This slows digestion even more. Your expanding uterus also pushes on your stomach, which can increase a feeling of bloating.
As if this weren’t enough, the muscle-relaxing effect of pregnancy hormones leaves you less able to control the passing of gas. Before pregnancy you might have been able to hold your gas, but now your muscles don’t respond as well. This can lead to some embarrassing moments.
Mayo clinic also gives some suggestions of what you can do to lesson the symptoms:
Get moving. With your health care provider’s OK, exercise can stimulate digestion — helping things to move along faster. Watch what you eat. Avoid foods that tend to cause gas, such as fried or fatty foods, onions, cauliflower and cabbage. Watch what you drink. If milk seems to cause gas, try drinking it icy cold. Keep carbonated drinks to a minimum.Don’t eat too much at once. Try smaller, more frequent meals.