You are more than likely to experience acid reflux (also known as heartburn) during pregnancy. Feeling the burn of stomach acid during pregnancy is quite different to how reflux is normally experienced; heartburn and acid reflux can be a lot more intense. Heartburn during pregnancy causes many sleepness nights.
There are many home remedies for treating heartburn which are safe during pregnancy. Read further to find out more about what causes heartburn symptoms and treating heartburn.
Let me tell you, Feeling the burn of acid rising from your stomach, up through your esophagus and into your throat for hours is a really unpleasant experience. Sometimes the burning sensation lasts for hours before it settles down. Some nights heartburn or acid reflux can keep you awake for hours before it settles down (see Sleeping).
Often in pregnancy you just want to eat something like a yummy pizza. Big mistake. You will be feeling the burn from the cheese for the next 2-3 hours in your stomach and throat. Chocolate is another one of those crave-for foods that will most likely leave you regretting eating it when it triggers heartburn symptoms.
If you are having serious problems with reflux, then definitely check with your doctor to be sure it is not damaging your health. More severe heartburn could be a symptom of gerd, a gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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Acid reflux in pregnancy can be a pain when you want to sleep. Sleep with your head and upper body elevated above your stomach level. This helps to ease acid reflux by keeping stomach acids down.