HELP! HEARTBURN WHILE PREGNENT!
Last pregnancy I got heartburn really badly but was able to drink organic goat milk which (along with taking gaviscon) helped.
This time heartburn hasn't been as bad which could be to do with the fact that this time I'm a vegan not just a vegetarian but now I couldn't resort to milk even if I wanted to do as I just bring it striaght back up again and hate taking lots of medicine - does anybody have any natural remedies?
Thanks for any help you can give
Try eating almonds. That really helped me.
I had horrible heartburn, and I was vegan the whole time.
It is because your organs are very pushed together and your digestive system is probably sitting higher.
I think I had this same exact thread when I was pregnant. I will see if I can find it and see what others said!
have you tried rice/soy milk? I had heartburn for awhile and it was uncomfortable, proping the pillows up in bed helped me as well. hopefully you feel better soon
I'm going through this too at night. Propping myself up is helping. Sometimes eating a little banana calms it too.
The last month or so of my pregnany I had acid reflux really, really bad due to the way the baby was sitting. I did sometimes have to resort to some medication some nights to prevent asthma flares. I don't think there is an easy answer. Very frequent, very small meals seemed to help some.
yes, try to sleep on a bit of an incline if you can!
Oh, I hated that! It did not matter WHAT I ate...it gave me heartburn.
I can't find my old thread for some reason. But almonds did work best (suggested by hoopy~d)
Papaya enzyme - it saved me in 2 pregnancies!
NLveganmama has right with the papaya enzyme.. I had terrible heart burn in the last couple of months of my pregnancy and it helped me much more than anything else I tried... plus you can eat a ton of them as appose to the 6 tums a day limit or whatnot...
I'm so sorry to hear about your little girl, the poor darling!!!! Its tiring enough just being pregnant, I'm sure you're exhausted! I hope she gets better soon!
Try chewing on some fennel seeds. It can really work wonders. Also, some Yogi Stomach Ease tea can help with reflux. Ginger tea may or may not help - sometimes it helped my reflux, sometimes it made it worse.