Heart Burn During Pregnancy

Heart Burn During Pregnancy

  • Gut muscles are relaxed. Slow emptying of stomach.
  • Stomach opening and exit rings are relaxed causing acid reflux.
  • Growing baby pushing the stomach up.

Even if water burns:

The mantra –

  • Rule of half – half chapati, half sandwich, half banana.
  • Solids and liquids at 30 minutes interval.
  • Sitting in vajra asana after meals.
  • Eating something every 2 hours for example two spoon ice cream, a biscuit, half fruit.
  • No acidic foods like tea, coffee, juice or spicy snack.
  • Midnight snacking is must such as ice cream again, mango, fruit cream, some mithai, peanut butter.
  • Don’t brush. First eat, wait for 15 minutes, and then brush.
  • No drink on getting up from bed in the morning (no coconut water, lemon honey nothing) Munch on something dry like wafers, toast, etc.
  • Antacids are safe, pudin hara, ENO or Digene but not along with iron. Iron absorption is blocked with antacid.
  • Ranitidine, pantoprazole, omeprazole is offered when acidity is severe, can be taken safely.
  • Rule out gall bladder stones (upper abdominal ultrasound).
  • Rule out hiatus hernia (gastroenterologist).
  • Vitamin B 12 supplements to relieve gastric ulcer.
  • Avoid stress, sleep well.
  • Use laxative for easy and regular pooping.
  • Lemon in warm water, green tea and probiotic (curd) helps.
  • Sleep with head held high on pillows.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.

Sit upright; you are about to launch a baby!

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