(Closed) Heartburn Help!

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@AlbertaLolita:  I’m almost 32w and had this for the first time recently. Some of the girls on the jan board suggested gum & it worked like a charm for me. 


A friend suffered all through her pregnancy & swore by Zantac. I would check w my doc before taking any meds tho!


Post # 4
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@AlbertaLolita:  Check with your doctor! My friend took tums throughout her pregnancy. But the only think that cured it? Childbirth!!! LOL

Post # 5
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Okay, it sounds gross and it taste like crap… But mix baking soda and water, drink it. You don’t need much.. Just a sip or two! And It works fast!!!  (Be aware baking soda has a lot of salt so if you have swelling or blood pressure issues don’t drink it!)


Post # 6
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Zantac was oked by my dr. And has been a life saver.


Post # 7
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Tums worked wonders for me during my first pregnancy, where heartburn was part of my day every day..

Post # 8
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@AlbertaLolita:  I always suggest applesauce becuase my aunt has very, very bad heartburn (she’s tried every prescription available), and she came across applesauce, which helps dull the symptoms pretty much right away.

Post # 9
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Zantac and gaviscon. Gaviscon chewable work way better than tums. Both are preg safe. 

Post # 11
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve used zantac and tums… both have relieved some of the yuk. 

Post # 12
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sorry to hear that but I totally feel your pain I had 2 so far of those and I am 16 weeks. Not a pleasant feeling at alll ;(


What helped me was Ice, I chewed on it and swallowed it, I did that a few times and it helped me. Try it hope it helps. 

Post # 13
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Man, heartburn sucks. I took Tums at the beginning, but it became unbearable. Then i took Pepcid– it didn’t help much. Now I’m taking prilosec, and it works like a dream. Mine was severe, though. Every day occurances, and it was so bad it would even wake me from my sleep to throw up. I just have too much tummy acid. Talk to your doctor and see what she recommends– these were the steps my OB recommended. 

Post # 14
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@AlbertaLolita:  I hate heartburn.  When I first got it, i didnt even know what it was, because i just never ever had heartburn in my life.  What helped me (slowly but helpful) eat small meals throughout the day, drinking milk before a large meal really helped me, chew gum immediately after any meal for about 30 minutes and they will help with the acids in your mouth.  Avoid anything with mint flavor as this will only make it worse.  Other than that, medicine didnt help me at all, but it has helped others, so you can give Milanta II, Zantac or Tums a try.  I was told by my OB and my GI that these are safe during pregnancy.  Also, when you go to sleep, try sleeping promped up, it helps the acids from coming back up.  It will get better, I promise.  I am on my 12th week now and most of my symptoms are slowly and gradually subsiding. GL and I hope you feel better soon.

Post # 15
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I feel your pain. Ive had horrible heartburn/acid reflux with this pregnancy. A few things that help are drinking milk, chewing tums and taking Zantac. I also have tried drinking baking soda with water. It tastes pretty disgusting but if you drink it fast it’s not so bad. Warning – it makes you burp like a man though haha…but you will feel SO RELIEVED after. 🙂


Post # 16
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@AlbertaLolita:  Almost all heartburn meds are okay in pregnancy.  Tums, Maalox, Pepcid, Zantac, even Prilosec are safe to take in pregnancy.  If you’re really worried, you can wait until after the first trimester (when the organs form) and drink milk and stuff for now.  Also things like not eating close to bedtime, avoiding spicy/acidic foods (like tomatoes), and sleeping propped up on pillows so your mouth is higher than your stomach.

I was struggling with heartburn, was taking Zantac twice a day and Tums and Maalox on top, and I finally switched to Prilosec every day, which has been a lifesaver.  I still take Tums occasionally and sleep on extra pillows, but the Prilosec mostly takes care of it.  Good luck!

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