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Do you get heartburn in early stages of pregnancy?

Do you get heartburn in early stages of pregnancy?

Some women do: There are many safe meds you can take, please call your OB and take what your OB recommends. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Do you get heartburn when having periods or pregnancy?

Do you get heartburn when having periods or pregnancy?

During pregnancy yes: 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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Why do pregnant women get heartburn ?

Why do pregnant women get heartburn ?

Heartburn & pregnant: Heartburn is expected as part of pregnancy due to (1) upward pressure from the growing baby upon the stomach, and (2) the effect of progesterone in relaxing the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach. There may be some medications that are safe to take in pregnancy, but please consult with your Obstetrician first as not all medications are safe for the baby. ...Read more

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I am 5 months pregnant and I get constant heartburn when I go to bed is that normal?

I am 5 months pregnant and I get constant heartburn when I go to bed is that normal?

Unfortunately, yes: Heartburn is more common when we lie down. You can try a few things. First, take Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) about 20 minutes before bed. Second you can try to prop up the head end of your bed by putting bricks under the posts of the top of the bed. This may decrease the amount of reflux you get. If you are still uncomfortable, ask your doctor about other medications for heartburn. ...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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My wife has heartburn and she is pregnant, so what can she do to get rid of the heartburn?

My wife has heartburn and she is pregnant, so what can she do to get rid of the heartburn?

Heartburn & pregnant: She can eat slowly -- several small meals/day rather than 3 large ones. Avoid fried, rich, or spicy foods; drink less liquid while eating. Don't lie down right after eating, and put pillows under shoulders to prevent stomach acid from rising into chest. Wear loose-fitting clothing; avoid constipation. She can ask her OB about medicines like maalox, to coat the stomach & esophagus. ...Read more

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My wife has heartburn and she is pregnant, so how can or what can she get rid of the heartburn?

My wife has heartburn and she is pregnant, so how can or what can she get rid of the heartburn?

Heartburn & pregnant: She can eat slowly -- several small meals/day rather than 3 large ones. Avoid fried, rich, or spicy foods; drink less liquid while eating. Don't lie down right after eating, and put pillows under shoulders to prevent stomach acid from rising into chest. Wear loose-fitting clothing; avoid constipation. She can ask her OB about medicines like maalox, to coat the stomach & esophagus. ...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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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