Heartburn During Pregnancy
When you have acid reflux while pregnant, many little problems can creep up and leave you feeling afraid of making the wrong choices, especially now you have two people to think about.
Every little incident and feeling is treated as a pre-cursor to something serious, and this vigilance can begin to drive you around the bend.
However, one of the most common problems that can put the fear of God into you is suffering from heartburn during pregnancy and how to stop it safely.
With so much going on in the body, with so many restrictions to what you can/cannot take, heartburn while pregnant is a hugely worrisome problem.
It can be solved in seconds – and here’s how to do so.
Understanding Heartburn During Pregnancy
Heartburn during pregnancy is hugely common – just 2 out of 10 pregnant women will not suffer from heartburn during pregnancy.
If you feel a burning sensation in your chest after eating, fear not…
Typically, since your body is going through such extensive changes, problems such as acid reflux can form even if you are not someone who would typically suffer.
Your body is going through an incredible change, so it’s no surprise that chronic heartburn can crop up!
As the valve between gullet and stomach becomes loosened during pregnancy, gastric acids can flow around a lot easier and get into locations they usually wouldn’t, making it easier to suffer from heartburn during pregnancy.
Since most forms of home heartburn remedy will be avoided or aren’t fully recommended for a pregnant woman, you should be looking to find a more natural, safe remedy for reflux while pregnant.
Since your primary triggers for heartburn are going to be things as simple as bending over or eating too quickly, you should take things slowly and just be a little less active during the pregnancy.
The first thing to understand is how you own mind adds to acid reflux when pregnant. Since studies have shown a link between acid reflux and stress, you can search those terms and the evidence is clear.
The first step is to stop thinking that every time you “feel” something (in this case heartburn) it is a sign of impending doom.
It is not…
Your body is going through changes (as mine and millions of other mum’s did) and in order to compensate for these changes we need to understand why it is happening.
Well we know exactly what is occurring and we know now exactly what to do about it for mother and baby.
Handling Pregnancy Heartburn
Try and make a note of what makes your own heartburn kick in.
Take a look at what you are eating, too; you could be eating the wrong kind of foods and need to change to a temporary acid reflux diet during the pregnancy.
While ending heartburn 100% during pregnancy is very hard, you can try the following tips and tricks to at least stem the tide:
- Eat small amounts on a more regular basis. The less food you eat and the less time left between meals should ensure that you can see improvements in GERD problems since food neutralizes stomach acids.
- Avoid spicy foods and high-fat dishes, alongside citrus fruits and juices, chocolates and coffee. It might not sound like much fun, but neither is suffering from heartburn!
- Try and sit up as straight as you can, especially after meals.
- Invest in a wedge pillow for acid reflux. This can make sure your bed feels as comfortable as possible and also ensures you lie in a manner that minimizes abdominal pressure.
Keeping all of this in mind, you should find it a bit easier to get into shape. Just remember that any over-the-counter heartburn remedy should be avoided without clear and express professional medical permission; in a pregnant state, even simple heartburn remedies can cause you problems.
Be safe, be vigilant and minimize excessive activity and feeling great should be simple
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Until next time I wish you an acid reflux and heartburn free life.