Pregnancy should be the happiest stage of every woman’s life. However, once you get over the ‘morning sickness’ phase, you face yet another annoying issue which is heartburn. Most pregnant women come across this irritating issue, which turns the food consumption from “I can’t wait to eat” into “I have lot appetite”. But, once you accept your problem, you will certainly find the right way to cure the problem.
There are quite number of discomfort that comes with being pregnant. One of the commonest is pregnancy-induced heartburn.
Heartburn is that uncomfortable burning sensation that radiates up the middle of the chest and it is the most common digestive malady. There are things you can avoid to prevent that nagging acid reflux.
Eat smaller meal, More Often; if you eat big to satisfy your hunger, you are just inviting heartburn. Eating light meals round the clock will help prevent acid production and morning sickness. After eating, you may be tired and may want to lie down to rest a bit. You should wait until the food digest before you do. But, if it is absolutely necessary for you to do so, endeavour to lie on your left side because food digest faster and quicker if you sleep this way. If changing your eating habits and other preventive steps didn’t work out, talk with your doctor.
Try your possible best to avoid carbonated beverages this is because they cause belching, which promotes reflux of stomach acid. Also, exercise after meal triggers heath, give your stomach time to empty; wait a couple of hours after eating before exercising.
Also, avoid antacids that list aluminum (such as aluminum hydroxide or aluminum carbonate) as an ingredient; it can cause constipation and can even be toxic in large doses. Remedies containing aspirin (such as alka-seltzer) should also be avoided during pregnancy; look for salicylate or acetylsalicylic acid in ingredients lists. You don’t want an antacid containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) or sodium citrate, either. Both are high in sodium, which causes water retention.
Some foods and drinks increase acid secretion, delay stomach emptying, Find the foods that trigger your symptoms and avoid them. This can be fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, garlic, milk, coffee, tea, cola, peppermint, and chocolate.