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What's good relief for persistent heartburn during pregnancy ?

What's good relief for persistent heartburn during pregnancy ?

Eat Better !: Gastric reflux may worsen when pregnant. Avoid eating late, big meals, saucy and condimented .Specially after 5 pm. Digestion is very slow during pregnancy. If you smoke , quit and ask your doctor about acid pump inhibitors like pepsid and prilosec. Treating gastric reflux aggressively will decrease your morning sickness as well. Eat small meals every 3 hours or so. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Hi Pregease ( morning sickness and heartburn relief ) dietary supplement is necessary for pregnancy woman.

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Pregease ( morning sickness and heartburn relief ) dietary supplement is necessary for pregnancy woman.

Vitamin B6: First line recommendation for morning sickness (nausea during pregnancy) is Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). You can also try fresh ginger and Sea-Bands (Velcro Wrist Bands with a plastic button that compresses meridian point). ...Read more

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Feel pressure in the middle of chest. Feel indigestion problem. Feel there is big gas i need to pass but can't belch. Can this be part of pregnancy ?

Feel pressure in the middle of chest. Feel indigestion problem. Feel there is big gas i need to pass but  can't belch. Can this be part of pregnancy ?

Definitely: You can take some over the counter gas-x, simethicone, this might help. If you're having heartburn symptoms from this, Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid might help as well. Walking may help as well. Very common for pregnant gals to feel indigestion, especially as pregnancy goes on. Progesterone, one of the hormones of pregnancy, causes your stomach and intestines to slow down... Thus food takes longer to pass. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aka seltzer for heartburn and indigestion 9 months of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take aka seltzer for heartburn and indigestion 9 months of pregnancy?

Alka seltzer : It would not be advisable it contains aspirin that could cause difficulty with bleeding or possible complications at delivery or if an epidural is used ...Read more

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Late period had all the symptoms of it even thought it started but didnt continue bad indigestion no vomiting or any.symptoms of pregnancy help?

Late period had all the symptoms of it even thought it started but didnt continue bad indigestion no vomiting or any.symptoms of pregnancy help?

Many possibilities: There are a number of possibilities that could cause a late, light or no period, some of which include pregnancy, fibroids, hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, etc. I do not think your indigestion is related. If this persists, however, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Of course, a potential cause is always pregnancy. Consider taking a home test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Late for period. Tubes clamped 10 years ago. Getting all pregnancy symptoms and bad indigestion and bad pains in left side if stomach?

Late for period. Tubes clamped 10 years ago. Getting all pregnancy symptoms and bad indigestion and bad pains in left side if stomach?

See your doctor.: Pregnancy can occur after a tubal ligation and your symptoms could be consistent with an ectopic pregnancy. Need to see your doctor to rule this out because it can be dangerous. ...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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What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

Often chest pain.: Heartburn is usually pain under the sternum or in upper abdomen. It may feel like a burning or raw sensation. May also feel like stabbing pain under the sternum. It is usually relieved or improved with antacids or something like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. If severe or not relieved see your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums (calcium carbonate): I really like Tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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I have had some pretty nasty heartburn with this pregnancy. I told the dr. and she prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) - anybody used this?

I have had some pretty nasty heartburn with this pregnancy. I told the dr. and she prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) - anybody used this?

Be very wary: I would not recommend Reglan (metoclopramide) in pregnancy. It has black box warnings from the FDA, with a strong recommendation for "short-term (4 to 12 weeks) therapy for adults with symptomatic, documented gastroesophageal reflux who fail to respond to conventional therapy." It is not to be used in the pediatric population. Side effects in toddlers have included severe muscle spasm. Fetal effects unknown. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks preg. I have heartburn & feel heavier but unlike my 1st 3 pregnancies (girls) I have no morning sickness yet. Could something be wrong?

I am 6 weeks preg. I have heartburn & feel heavier but unlike my 1st 3 pregnancies (girls) I have no morning sickness yet. Could something be wrong?

Not necessarily: The absence of morning sickness does not automatically signal something wrong. Every patient and pregnancy is different. Just see your doctor for possible ultrasound to verify that everything is progressing normally. ...Read more

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Heartburn a sign of pregnancy or what ?

Heartburn a sign of pregnancy or what ?

The majority of: people who get heartburn are not pregnant. Nausea and vomiting are more frequent GI signs of pregnancy. While the best sign of pregnancy is a baby, taking an at-home pregnancy test (even the ones at the 99 cent store are accurate) will let you know for sure. ...Read more

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Is constant heartburn an early pregnancy sign?

Is constant heartburn an early pregnancy sign?

Not actual indicator: Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more