Heartburn in 7th month of pregnancy — how to do without medication

Heartburn in 7th month of pregnancy — how to do without medication

Julia asks:

Hello, Olga. I appeal to You with this question: at the moment I have 7 months of pregnancy, had the heartburn, which had not been. Resorting to drugs is not particularly desirable. Are there any other ways to avoid heartburn during pregnancy?

The answer of the doctor:

Hello, Julia.

The appearance of heartburn in the period of carrying a child is often a problem. The explanation of such a symptom in two main physiological causes:

  1. the increased intra-abdominal pressure due to the growing uterus;
  2. increase in the level of progesterone — hormone secreted by the ovaries.

All this leads to a weakening of the sphincter nippising (this is round muscle at the junction of the esophagus and stomach, which normally closes after passage of food). If You don’t want to take medicines, there are only two main options:

  1. diet;
  2. and making small changes in lifestyle.

As for the food, observe the following rules:

  • eat often, gradually, in small portions at least five times a day, between meals should be 2-3 hours;
  • try not to eat sweets, drink sodas;
  • eliminate fatty, fried and spicy dishes;
  • it is a good idea to have a message of dried fruit or nuts than chocolate for a quick snack.
  • Lifestyle:

  • avoid wearing tight clothes, especially with the belt;
  • after a meal in 30-40 minutes and do not lie down, better to walk or sit;
  • do not bend after eating;
  • sleep better with a raised head end of the bed (put a pillow).
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    Thanks to this nutrition and these simple steps, You reduce the load on the lower esophageal sphincter. Heartburn completely gone, but significantly reduced.

    Good luck!