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What are the recommendations for pregnancy heartburn or indigestion?

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Recommendations for treating heartburn or indigestion during pregnancy:

  • Eat several small meals each day instead of three large meals.
  • Eat slowly.
  • Drink warm liquids.
  • Avoid fried, spicy, or rich foods, or any foods that seem to give you indigestion.
  • Don't lie down right after eating.
  • Keep the head of your bed higher than the foot of your bed. Or, place pillows under your shoulders to prevent stomach acids from rising into your throat.
  • Don't mix fatty foods with sweets in one meal, and try to separate liquids and solids at meals.
  • Try heartburn relievers such as Tums, Maalox, Titralac, Mylanta, Riopan, or Gaviscon.

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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