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Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Maybe: Heartburn in pregnancy is very common, but it tends to occur mainly in late pregnancy. Touch base with your doctor to make sure it isn't something else more concerning. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Took a pregnancy test last week was negative now a week later feeling nausea and heartburn really bad?

Took a pregnancy test last week was negative now a week later feeling nausea and heartburn really bad?

Reflux?: Your symptoms may be a sign of gastric reflux. You may want to try over the counter relief to see if it helps. If pregnancy is a concern, you should wait to retest for pregnancy about a week after your missed period. Contact your physician if no resolution. ...Read more

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I am 22 weeks pregnant and is starting to feel some heart burn. Will this last through out the remaining of my pregnancy or will it go away? How do you treat heart burn when pregnant?

I am 22 weeks pregnant and is starting to feel some heart burn. Will this last through out the remaining of my pregnancy or will it go away? How do you treat heart burn when pregnant?

Heartburn: Normally we treat heartburn with a diet that avoids spicey,fried and greasy foods; elevation of the head of the bed when there is nocturnal heartburn; taking antacids like mylanta;avoidance of alcohol and caffeine. Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) help but your obstetrician would have to approve of any medications that you take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

Physiologic: Heartburn is a very common complaint among pregnant women. Pregnancy is a state of hormonal fluctuation. One of these hormones, progesterone, is responsible for the relaxation of the sphincter muscle at the ge (gastroesophageal) junction. For this reason, acid is more likely to reflux back into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Speak to your doctor about remedies for heartburn. ...Read more

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How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

Diet changes: Avoid onions, tomatoes, garlic, and caffeine. Eat small meals. Make sure at least 4 hours have gone by after eating before you go to bed. Prop yourself up with some pillows when you sleep. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause heartburn to worsen?

Can pregnancy cause heartburn to worsen?

Yes: According to my book, zantac/ranitidine is considered pregnancy category b. That means it is probably safe for you to take. I recommend you call your OB first however. Don't take Prilosec which is Omeprazole (prevacid (lansoprazole) which is Lansoprazole may be ok). Don't take tums. Check with your ob. ...Read more

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Can heartburn be a sign of early pregnancy?

Can heartburn be a sign of early pregnancy?

Possibly: Heartburn would be a vague sign of pregnancy. A pregnancy test is the best way to tell. ...Read more

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Do changes in diet stop pregnancy heartburn?

Do changes in diet stop pregnancy heartburn?

Pregnancy heart burn: Gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) or heartburn often develops during pregnancy. For anyone with gerd, it is recommended to not consume acidic foods, spicy foods, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and avoid eating late at night. So yes, dietary changes can reduce heartburn. If that doesn't help, you can take a proton pump inhibitor (ie prilosec, prevacid, nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) etc). ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more