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

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