Prevention and Treatment of Heartburn During Pregnancy

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For many women, heartburn is a big part of the pregnancy. The pylorus muscle is relaxed by pregnancy hormones causing the closure of the esophagus to relaxed, which causes stomach acid to leak into the esophagus. Once there it irritates the tissues of the esophagus .

In the course of the pregnancy, There will be an ever increasing lack of space in the abdomen, especially if the child presses against the stomach. The resulting heartburn is indeed safe as perceived by most women, however,  it can be extremely unpleasant. If you have severe and persistent symptoms of heartburn, you should discuss it with your midwife or doctor.

Nutrition

* Eat several small, light meals throughout the day and pay attention to fat content (especially at night).

* Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.

* Drink plenty of fluids between meals, but nothing during the meal.

*  Avoid anything that promotes the production of gastric acid: Such as heavily fried, fatty foods, hot spices, sweets (sugar and sugar substitutes), citrus fruits, fruit juices, coffee, black tea, drinks with lots of carbonation.

*  Good Foods to add are: potatoes (mashed potatoes), carrots, rolled oats (porridge), barley, artichokes, slightly bitter foods, milk and sour milk products (buttermilk, yogurt, kefir).

* Watch for magnesium-rich diet, eg with green vegetables, rough rice, nuts, wheat germ, oatmeal and whole grains.

* Contribute to Stomach acid: mustard, horseradish, and almost all herbs (except garlic and chives), and licorice (not for high blood pressure) and ginger (not at an increased labor availability).  Hop tea has also reassuring effect.

* Papaya as fresh fruits, dried, as juice or compressed tablets can help.

* To relieve heartburn and also helps with the excess gastric acid: hazelnuts, almonds or oatmeal (and very good chew, very long time).

* Drink a glass of milk a day.

* An alternative is potato juice,  (rub a fresh, unpeeled potato and squeeze in a clean handkerchief) drink in small quantities.

With acute problems these ideas may help you, so the uterus does not put extra pressure on the stomach.

* Sit upright when eating.

* An important point is relaxation: Try as much as possible to reduce stress and to have quiet moments throughout the day.

Avoid eating large meals, especially during the last quarter when the abdomen is already very large.

For the comfort and health of the pregnant woman, it is best to use a natural remedy for heartburn. Using medication and drugs can affect your pregnancy. Heartburn is a common occurrence in pregnancy so having a natural remedy for heartburn is a must.

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