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How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Another tip would be to grab a tea steeper and some anise seeds from the spices aisle next time your in the supermarket and make yourself a cup of tea from the seeds; an "old" remedy but very effective for reducing your heartburn
Dr. Jan Rydfors
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Early & slow dinner!

Heartburn is common in pregnancy.
It is due to the increase in progesterone from the placenta which will make your lower esophagus loosen up and allow more stomach acidity to rise. Eating slowly will decrease your acidity. Allowing more time between dinner and bedtime will give your body more time to neutralize the acidity after the meal. TUMS (calcium carbonate) and OTC antacids such as Ranitidine are safe to take.

In brief: Early & slow dinner!

Heartburn is common in pregnancy.
It is due to the increase in progesterone from the placenta which will make your lower esophagus loosen up and allow more stomach acidity to rise. Eating slowly will decrease your acidity. Allowing more time between dinner and bedtime will give your body more time to neutralize the acidity after the meal. TUMS (calcium carbonate) and OTC antacids such as Ranitidine are safe to take.
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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Antacids

Many pregnant women have heartburn.
It is safe to take antacids such as tums. If your heartburn is more severe it is considered safe to take over-the-counter Zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid after the first trimester (after 13 weeks).

In brief: Antacids

Many pregnant women have heartburn.
It is safe to take antacids such as tums. If your heartburn is more severe it is considered safe to take over-the-counter Zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid after the first trimester (after 13 weeks).
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