Post # 1
Ladies, I have been having some SERIOUS heartburn. I never experienced heartburn before the early second tri of this pregnancy. Is anyone else having this issue?? In the last 2 weeks it’s gotten REALLY bad. Any remedies other than Tums???
ETA: I’m 20w2d.
Post # 3
I feel your pain, I would get it a lot and the Dr told me to take Pepcid (I just take CVS brand) and then it got better and now everyday at around 3pm it hits me so I’m back to the pepcid, it does help, I hope you get relief soon!
Post # 4
No advice, but alledgedly having heartburn means your baby will have lots of hair!
Post # 5
@Running Elley: My heartburn was insane! Never in my life had I experienced heartburn and it was awful. I lived on smoothie tums. It was the only thing I took during pregnancy (until the end) and it was a savior I never would have made it without it. I actually vomitted during labor because my heartburn was so bad while I was pushing.
Post # 6
Squeezed fresh lemon in a glass, then add a shot of water to help it go down & dilute. Sounds counter productive considering its a citrus, but its anionic!
Post # 7
One of the family nurse practitioners I work with recommends one cup of cabbages put through a juicer every morning. He swears by it! I also take Dexilant for my heartburn that I’ve had since I was a child.
Post # 8
@Mrs Sarah McK: I’ve heard that pregnant women with lots of heartburn usually have babies with lots of hair. It held true for my sister . Each baby came with a full grown head of hair and she had terrible heartburn with all four of her pregnancies!
@mwitter80: Jackson had a lot of hair when he was born too!
Does anyone know if this is a pregnancy myth or if its actually true (heartburn = baby with lots of hair)? I’m so curious!
Post # 9
One site I read suggested trying chewing gum. It stimulates your salivary glands, and saliva can help neutralize acid.
Post # 10
I’m terrified of heartburn – am hoping to try papaya extract to combat! I’ve never had it before.
Post # 11
@Eva Peron: I get BAD heartburn when I dirnk wine (not the same as having a person inside of you, I know), but this 100% works every time for me.
Post # 12
Thanks for the tips girls!!! I will definitely be trying these out 🙂
Post # 13
@Mrs Sarah McK: chewing gum will stimulate your salivary glands, which *also* stimulates your stomach acid production…..so I would suggest against that particular tip but I could be wrong 🙂
@MrsFarmer: total myth/coincidence
Post # 14
@cdncinnamongirl: I’ve never tried it, was a tip on babycenter.com…
Post # 15
I had the WORST heartburn everrrrrrrr during my last pregnancy. It eventually turned into acid reflux and I’d wake up in the middle of the night choking on acid :/ It was AWFUL. My dr had me start taking Zantac (Tums and any other home remedy weren’t helping at all) and it got rid of it.
Post # 16
From what I read they say to eat 3 hours before bed and try to eat smaller portioned meals. I’ve been dealing with this my during my pregnancy also, it sucks! Hang in there, and if you eat a big meal don’t lie down right away. Sitting up in an elevated position helps 🙂