Answer: Yes that is completely normal. You may have even more gas than usual during pregnancy. This is because the doses of progesterone that your body produces early in pregnancy, relax the smooth muscle tissue throughout your body, including your gastrointestinal tract. This relaxation slows your digestive processes, which can cause more gas, bloating, burping, flatulence, and uncomfortable sensations in your stomach, especially after a big meal. In later pregnancy, your growing uterus crowds your abdominal cavity, which can further slow digestion, and pushes on your stomach, making you feel even more bloated after eating. You may also experience acidity and heartburn or constipation during pregnancy, even if you've never had it before.