Pregnancy And Acid Reflux

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!


  1. says

    Milk is what I always go for, but a few crackers can help to soak up that acid. My mom is a doctor and she says we need SOME acid in there to digest things, and the antacids usually get rid of it all. not good. she uses a chewable Papaya enzyme tablet. chew 2-3 after a meal and you are good to go. I tried it and it works great!!
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  2. Annerose says

    I stopped eating all nightshades (Potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, cayenne peppers, cauliflower) and that made a HUMONGOUS difference. I also don’t eat gluten, dairy, red meat, pork, artificial colors or flavors, petroleum products (propylene glycol), nitrates/nitrites/sulfur dioxide, or cane sugar derivatives. I think the nightshades made the biggest difference in any heartburn I had a problem with, though lately at 33 weeks I have occasional problems with certain oils or a certain level of salt. But lemme say, my 2nd pregnancy was horrific when it came to heartburn. This 3rd one is definitely liveable. Only 7 weeks left!

  3. rpbcsc says

    Its always a good idea to cut out acid-causing foods while pregnant. Also remember to get some exercise, even if its just a walk around the block.

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