Probably reflux. That happens starting very early in pregnancy for many women - long before the baby's big enough to be pushing on anything. It's just because of all the digestive muscles relaxing. It won't get better any time soon if that's what it is. lol Reflux does not always cause a feeling of heartburn. Often it can cause a weird sort of nausea or just a bad taste in the mouth.
Blech. This feeling is so yucky. I'd almost rather just have regular heartburn. At least then I can drink a little milk and it goes away.
I hate serial posting, but am too lazy to go back and edit. If fermented foods would help you, pickles from the grocery store won't do it. They're not really fermented. They're just soaked in vinegar. Fermenting (aka pickling) is totally different - it involves soaking something in salt water until the bacteria makes it sour. You can get real pickles at health food stores, but the ones at your regular grocery store aren't "pickled" pickles. lol
lol I thought about that after I ate my pickle. "Hmm...I bet she didn't mean these pickles". lol Do you think Whole Foods would have something suitable?
Eh, none of my kids were planned. At least I'm consistent!
If it is reflux, then yes fermented food will help. It is, oddly enough, an imbalance of the acids in your stomach so stuff with vinegars/fermentedness will definitely help. With my last pregnancy in the last trimester I had wicked heartburn that would set in just before bed. I would take a Tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a 1/4 cup of water and chug it down. Yes, it's vile, but it stops heartburn in it's tracks. For mild stuff I would have a scoop of saurkraut or a few pickles and it would calm it down.
Yep. I was really surprised when I learned that, but I've got a big jar of saurkraut and pickles now from the health food store that i work at- fermented. They weren't even that much more expensive than regular ol' store-bought.
I'll have to remember that too, I'm sure I'll have wicked heartburn soon enough.