Post # 1
Quick question for the moms and soon-to-be moms. I am obviously abstaining from (oh so delicious) wine during the two week wait just in case I am pregnant…but what about Pepsid?
I am having terrible heartburn. Can I take it now? And is Pepsid something I can take during pregnancy? If not, what did you do to aliviate heartburn?
Tums make me gag, so I hope there is something better out there. I don’t mind the chewable Rolaids if those are ok.
Post # 3
I was told by my OB to take a pepcid if I get heartburn and this was just last week (23 weeks) so I venture to say you should be okay.
Post # 4
try papaya enzyme, it tastes okay and its natural.
Post # 5
Here is an informative article discussing “stomach” medications during pregnancy.
I woud definitely advise that you speak to your doctor (or pharmacist). For example, some drugs may affect organ development, so they may not be advised in the first trimester, but may be ok later. Additionally, there are some classes of medicaiton where there is more information on one drug and therefore it is recommended over the others. When you talk to your doctor, you may want to get a list of “approved” OTC medications for common conditions in pregnancy. Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 6
Speak with your doctor or a pharmacist. They can tell you which medications are safe to take during pregnancy.
Post # 7
@heathaah – I have no advice, but isn’t hearburn a pregnancy symptom?? here’s hoping!
Post # 8
the doc told me pepsid is fine to take during pregnancy.
Post # 9
My doctor said she was fine with me taking Pepcid, and I’ve had to a few times because I’ve been way too unbearably uncomfortable.
Post # 10
@heathaah- I’m thinking what MsMoose is thinking!!! Fingers crossed for you!!
Post # 11
Hope heartburns a pregnancy sx for you!!!!
Post # 12
@heathaah: Pepsid is listed as one of the medications on my list of medications that are safe during pregnancy from my OB-GYN’s office. They also list Maalox, Tums, Mylanta, and Zantac for heartburn. If you still want to double check it wouldn’t hurt to call your doctors office.
Post # 13
Haha, thanks everyone! And yes, I do think it is a sign…but trying desperately not to overanalyze! 🙂
Post # 14
@heathaah: Here’s hoping! Can’t wait to hear about Monday!
Post # 15
@heathaah: Am thinking of you and sending good baby dust vibes your way…looking forward to an update from you!
Post # 16
Thanks so much everyone!!
Is heartburn really an early symptom? Because holy crap it is bad bad bad. I am taking Pepsid like it’s going out of style. Like seriously, tons of Pepsid. And it isn’t really helping much. Other than that I don’t think I have any real pregnancy symptoms. So weird…and annoying!!