Heartburn and Indigestion

When stomach muscles relax due to increased levels of pregnancy hormones, indigestion and heartburn can occur.  Another reason for heartburn is that your uterus puts pressure on your stomach in the last half of pregnancy.  You may experience a burning sensation close to your heart, as stomach acid irritates the lining of your esophagus.

Remedies for Heartburn

To help avoid heartburn, avoid spicy, greasy and fried foods and eat smaller meals, chewing your food slowly and thoroughly. Don’t lay down right after eating a meal and it most likely will help to sleep at night with your head slightly elevated by extra pillows. Don’t take any antacids without consulting with your doctor or midwife beforehand.

More Pregnancy Discomforts

Breast Discomfort
Braxton Hicks Contractions
Dizziness and Fainting
Hand Numbness
Heartburn and Indigestion
Increased Discharge
Itchy Abdomen
Leg Cramps
Nausea and Morning Sickness
Pelvic Pressure
Sleep Trouble
Urinary Problems
Varicose Veins

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