Heartburn! :(

Hi Ladies!

Quick question I hope someone would be able to help me with.

I'm 34 weeks tomorrow and since my little one has turned from breach to cephalic (this week), I have been suffering with terrible heartburn and acid reflux. I've tried Tums, Gaviscon and Rennie but after 30 minutes after taking something I am throwing it all back up again. It seems to be worse in the evening when I eventually get to have a sit down and a chill out and during the night I'm up to the toiulet feeling like I need to be sick (already up with pain due to SPD and needing a wee too!).

I've had heartburn before with this pregnancy and usually have drank some milk or had a natural yoghurt and its gone away, but this seems to be on another level! Some days I am struggling to drink water as the acid is that bad.

Does any of you lovely ladies have any advice? I am at a loss what to do :(

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  • Hey i hope these help you, i gt acid reflux quite a lot and i know how u feel sweet, i was actually in hosp over it the other day bcuz i just didnt know what to do it was taking my breath and making me throw up n everything; but these do help i hope they help u too... the reason why u gt it is bcuz of how baby is lying.

    Walk around or do little bounces on the spot. If ur baby is lying weirdly it gives u acid reflux so bounce around only lightly and it will move baby as its basically an air bubble what is trapped bcuz of baby. It works believe me

    Eat smaller meals more frequently and avoid drinking while eating. Drink water in between meals instead.

    Eat slowly and chew every bite thoroughly.

    Avoid eating a few hours before bed.

    Avoid those foods and beverages that trigger your heartburn. Typical culprits include: chocolate, fatty foods, spicy foods, acidic foods like citrus fruits and tomato-based items, carbonated beverages, and caffeine.

    Stay upright for at least an hour after a meal. A leisurely walk may also encourage digestion.

    Wear comfortable rather than tight-fitting clothing.

    Maintain a healthy weight.

    Use pillows or wedges to elevate your upper body while sleeping.

    Sleep on your left side — lying on your right side will position your stomach higher than your esophagus, which may lead to heartburn.

    Chew a piece of sugarless gum after meals. The increased saliva may neutralize any acid coming back up into the esophagus.

    Eat yogurt or drink a glass of milk to quell symptoms once they start.

    Add some honey to chamomile tea or a glass of warm milk.

    Do not;

    drinking fruit juice

    eating chocolate

    bending over

  • Hi I'm 31 weeks and had heartburn earlier on but the acid reflux I've had since 28 weeks has made me physically sick & unwell. I went to my maternity triage and they've prescribed me medication which had stopped it completely.

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