Originally Posted by KittyDanger
Are there any possbile complications that could arise from eating Tums on a daily basis during pg.? I probably eat 3-7 a day and have been since the second trimester.
If you are prone to kidney stones (family history, etc.) there's a slight risk there. Also, in my case the full recommended dose wasn't clearing up my heartburn, while I think it WAS interfering with iron absorption. I was anemic, despite being much better about my iron intake from food and supplements this time than I had been in other pregnancies so I ended up switching to zantac (higher risks, but weighing the pros and cons, I decided it was a good call in my case. Most importantly, I can eat a balanced diet now.