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I’ve had the worst heartburn during my pregnancy, it’s literally an every day occurrence I cannot escape…Any tips other then those horrible heartburn lozenges & milk?

Posted by Mrsjharding, 12th September 2014

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  • I hear Mylanta is good but double check with your doctor or pharmacist.

  • I find apples help – eating apples, avoiding spicy food, drinking room temp water, no tea, no coffee, no onion, no garlic, regular small meals, avoiding juice too… the plainer the diet the better (unfortunately) oh and avoiding deep fried or oily foods

  • I hope that it got better for you.

  • I had to find what I couldn’t eat but for me the biggest thing was I could not eat and drink at the same time. Needed 20min between drinking and or eating.

  • Try raising your head by using an extra pillow (at a slope) or put something under the head of your bed – if it has legs – but “your other half” may not appreciate that. If you have a rocker (rock your self in that for awhile) or a recliner try tilting the back and relaxing in that. I have slept in mine a few times.

  • I found standing up and walking around helped. For me it was worse sitting. Milk was the only other thing (chocolate milk strangely enough – I was addicted to it during my last pregnancy :/ )

  • Fruit tingles. Work quickly, taste great and something you can get everywhere. Goodluck, heart burns horrible.

  • fruit tingles. One of my friends says it was the only thing that she got relief from.

  • Avoid all acidic foods and eat alkaline ones. Pressure on stomach during pregnancy is causing acid to rise. If you Google the term ” ph food chart” there is some great lists of food to avoid. Milk is highly acidic. Almond milk is better. There is a great chart on unleash the power within.com.au. good luck

  • Natural popcorn worked for me.

  • I would try finding what foods actually cause it. I found certain things set me off but eating opposite foods were helpful and even settling. I found most fruit (not citrus) to be good to eat. Milk coffee also helped settle it for me too.

  • I found that eating an apple after every meal really helped with the heart burn. The acid in the apple neutralises the acid in your stomach.

  • Sitting up with lots of pillows helped; stopped the acid from ‘coming up’.

  • Can truly sympathise with you. I found small meals eaten more often helped me. If you are suffering in bed in the night refrain from eating at least two hours before retiring and elevate the top end of the bed, this definitely worked for me. Also eating bland food can also assist. Good luck, all worth it after the birth of bubby.

  • sit up for an hour after eating

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