One of the biggest enemies for pregnant woman is acid reflux aka GERD, heartburn, whatever you want to call it. Endless nights of sleep, feeling like you could double for a circus performer by spitting fire. I’ve been dealing with it for quite a few months, here’s a few tips I have and some I have found too.
This time around my doctor told me when the acid reflux started that she wanted to give me prescription medication so that I didn’t make myself suffer. During my first pregnancy I actually became very sick from the taste of acid in my mouth. One night I rolled over and just drooled all over the floor because it felt like fire was coming up from my throat.
Prescription pills may not be for everyone but with how severe my case was last time I took the chance. I only take one in the morning and one before dinner at night. Does it make me feel all peachy keen? Well being 37 weeks pregnant, no. There are still some symptoms there that hurt like hell. I still use a few others tricks to try and calm the beast.
In the middle of the night when the acid demons are trying to escape you can find me waddling to the kitchen and drinking out of the gallon of milk. Yup, no cares in the world I just want that burning sensation gone. Usually I will have a little glass before I brush my teeth and head to bed. If I feel really horrible in the middle of the night then I will have a little more.
During the last week I have been popping antacids like candy. Throughout the day when I just can’t take it anymore I turn to these yummy calcium tabs. It’s adorable to me when I feel like I’m about to get sick all over the place and ask Korey to bring me the medicine and he comes to me with a smile while handing them over. If only that smile could make the pain go away I wouldn’t need anything.
Those are my tips. Share your tips below for curbing acid reflux whether during pregnancy or just in general!