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How can I ease heartburn?

I have a horrible new symptom...Heartburn and its hate it. How can I ease it down a bit?

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Asked by MommyCaution at 10:57 PM on Mar. 6, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Take tums until you see a doctor, maybe he/she can offer something else, ask about whether you can take Prevacid or pepcid, or maybe they can prescribe something to you.

    Answer by leksismommy at 10:59 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • I lived on Tums, especially during my first pregnancy.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 10:59 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • Peppermint is good for heartburn.

    My mother swears that a sip of lemon juice (stuff in the bottles) is good for it. Never tried it for myself though.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 11:00 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • I had HORRID heartburn with my dd when I was prego with her. My OB ended uo prescribing "zantac" ohhhh what sweet relief! I would also eat icecream sandwiches like the bananna spilit flavored; lol

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 11:00 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • Mine is just awful, too!!!! UGH! HATE it!

    Answer by Jesusis4always at 12:32 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Pepcid complete was a life saver for me! You only take one a day and you are good! Ask your doctor if you can take it, my doctor said it was ok, but some doctors are different.

    Answer by merandaobrien at 12:32 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Eat small frequent meals, avoid anything with caffeine, onions, garlic, chocolate, and anything spicy, greasy, fried or fatty, and be sure to stay upright for at least 20-30 minutes after eating. You can also put blocks under the legs of the head of your bed to help if it's still bad. Hang in there, mama!

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:33 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Tums are my best friend :)

    Answer by sissy0604 at 1:14 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • I have to second Zantac. It has been my friend through all of my pregnancies.

    Answer by Melbornj at 1:26 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • I was put on Protonix b/c my heartbrun was so bad when pregnant with DD

    Answer by Peggs11 at 1:34 AM on Mar. 7, 2011

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