(Closed) Feeling the Burn

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No advice, but alledgedly having heartburn means your baby will have lots of hair!

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

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
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

One site I read suggested trying chewing gum. It stimulates your salivary glands, and saliva can help neutralize acid. 

Post # 10
74 posts
Worker bee

I’m terrified of heartburn – am hoping to try papaya extract to combat! I’ve never had it before.

Post # 11
2786 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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 # 13
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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 ๐Ÿ™‚

@MrsFarmer:  total myth/coincidence

Post # 15
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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