That burning feeling
Can't sit, can't lie down, can't eat - and suffer if you don't...You never really know heartburn until you're pregnant.
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Heartburn affects most women at some stage of pregnancy. It is commonly linked to eating, bending or lying down.

Tips

  • Eat small, frequent meals.
  • Eat slowly.
  • Increase your intake of complex carbohydrate foods such as rice and potatoes.
  • Avoid food that aggravate heartburn, such as rich, fatty or spicy food, chocolate, citrus fruit and coffee.
  • Don’t drink large amounts of fluid with a meal.
  • Stay upright for an hour after eating.
  • Lie on your right side. It allows gravity to empty the stomach.
  • Sleep propped up with pillow or elevate the head of your bed if possible.
  • Wear clothes that aren’t too tight around the waist.
  • Drink milk or eat yoghurt.

Consult your doctor before taking any over the counter medication

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