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Heartburn and pregnancy

Updated: Sep 29

๐Ÿ”ฅThat burning sensation in your chest...๐Ÿ”ฅ

Followed by a burning sensation in your throat and sometimes an acidic taste in your mouth.๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ

Yes I'm talking about heartburn, one of the many pleasures of pregnancy.

Heartburn can be common for expectant mummys due to the hormonal changes your body is going through

Plus your ever growing baby putting pressure on your stomach as they take up more space.

Certain foods, such as greasy or fatty foods can make heartburn worse๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅ“

Many of you will probably of heard of the old wives tail claiming heartburn can lead to thicker hair when your baby is born.๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆฑ

So how do you survive pregnancy heartburn?๐Ÿค”

As ravenous as you may feel, try not to over eat. Small meals are better and try to eat and drink healthily if you can.๐Ÿ˜‰

Sitting up right after meals, reduces stomach acid from travelling back up.๐Ÿคข

Grab that dairy! This can help soothe heartburn so enjoy a glass of milk to relieve the burn.๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿฅ›

Exercise! Gentle exercise, such as pregnancy yoga where your arms are above your head and your chest is open are great for easing heartburn, giving you more space.๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Remember, if your really struggling, go see your GP. Your entitled to free prescriptions whilst pregnant so they can prescribe you something like gaviscon(it's usually a giant bottle too!)๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ

What did you find helped with your heartburn?๐Ÿ˜Š

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