(Closed) I’m breathing fire here!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you able to take Pepcid while pregnant? We take the chewable berry kind and the heartburn is gone almost instantly. 

Post # 4
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been taking TUMS.  They work fine for me.  The sheet I got from the doctor’s office said you can take TUMS, Pepcid, or Mylanta.

Post # 5
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

yeah, i had that.  horrible.  My dr gave me a prescription for some pregnancy safe heartburn drug and it worked wonders!

Post # 6
3587 posts
Sugar bee

I take TUMS. (They taste good too.lol) Mine didn’t start til like 24wks.

Post # 7
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Apples tend to work for me, though I’m not pregnant.  I also have a recipe for an asian soup that is said to keep you from having heartburn or morning sickness.  I’ll post it later.

Post # 8
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have not had any heartburn so far (::knocking on wood like mad::) but a friend told me that frozen yogurt bars helped her pregnancy heartburn immensely!

Post # 9
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

TUMS worked for me

Post # 10
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine started around 11 or 12 weeks and is still going strong at almost 23 weeks. I usually take TUMS, but when it’s really bad, I take Pepcid (which was suggested by my OB). If it gets worse, my OB will prescribe a stronger, pregnancy approved-drug. Make sure to check with your OB before taking anything though. Also, pay attention to whether certain foods trigger it. Tomatoes, tomato-based products, spicy foods, and orange juice make my heartburn much worse, so I try to avoid them.

Post # 11
457 posts
Helper bee

Yikes no fun! That was one of my first symptoms, normally would hit me in the middle of the night, I would chew on tums. They didn’t work much, but I also found that by sitting slighty up in in bed helped a lot, though I alwasy got sore necks. I would just say cut out the acid foods for now it passes.

Post # 12
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i’ve had it on and off since around 24 weeks. i’ve had acid reflux on and off in my normal non-preggo life too. i usually take tums and that works ok…also i try not to lay down after eating or eat until i’m super full — both can make it worse. hope you feel better soon 🙁

Post # 13
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Tums and the other night I had hot water with lemon (something I read online to try) that seemed to really do the trick and it was nice not to have to take medicine (tums), even though they’ve been okayed. You might also want to try and figure out if there is a certain food that’s triggering it, for me it’s pasta sauce which I know stay away from.


Post # 14
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I’d eat an apple. It works like a charm!

Post # 15
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Another vote for tums and apples, though after awhile you sort of just learn to live with it.

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