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my little sister is having her frist baby and she always has heartburn she has tried tum but it's not working does anyone have any other ideas

help with heartburn when you are having a baby

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ansley103

Asked by ansley103 at 9:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Zantac and eating smaller meals
    halfpint_ny

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 10:01 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • UM TELL HER THIS IS WHAT MY DOCTOR TOLD ME DNT EAT 2 HOURS BEFORE U GO 2 BED IT SHOULD HELP
    MOMMY2BNOV21

    Answer by MOMMY2BNOV21 at 10:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Rolaids are pretty helpfull thats what my doctor recommended me cuz I was having the same problem.,
    MommyG203

    Answer by MommyG203 at 10:09 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • I ate tons of tums with my first baby and still did have heartburn at times if I ate the wrong thing. Does she like milk? Sometimes it soothes.
    TXdanielly

    Answer by TXdanielly at 10:14 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • have her sit up for a while after she eats, take tums but also milk to soothe or icecream...look it up on google too. docs just don't have good answers sometimes maybe b/c they are men. I had it too..
    Momchipomkids

    Answer by Momchipomkids at 10:42 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Zantec worked like a charm for me.
    ChubbyMomma

    Answer by ChubbyMomma at 11:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Eating fresh pineapple and also taking a papaya enzyme supplement can help :)
    TessaBianca

    Answer by TessaBianca at 12:56 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • Yes, Pepcid AC
    Anestasia

    Answer by Anestasia at 1:18 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • Either propping up the head of the bed on blocks or herself with pillows to a more "sitting up position". No eating or drinking for at least two hours before bedtime. Drink pickle juice (I know it sounds silly but it works.) We never could get mine under control a bit so the doc had to put me on Prevacid. But they really want you try other methods first.
    minivanmommy

    Answer by minivanmommy at 1:50 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • Gaviscon. It has been my life saver this time around. (I have had chronic acid reflux since I was 8) 2 pills right before you go to bed and half a glass of water. The other really important thing is to not lay down or even recline for at least half an hour after she eats. Also the more water she can drink the more flushed out everything will be. Good suggestion on propping up the bed, pillows don't work very well becasue a. you get a sore neck and b. you tend to just slide off of them. Try propping up her bed with bookd 3-4". Good luck...
    hannahjoy17

    Answer by hannahjoy17 at 4:21 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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