The heartburn just started up for me this week, at 18 weeks. I had it pretty badly in my last pregnancy, too. I took papaya enzymes then, but have heard some mixed info. about them for pregnancy since then, so the last few days I have just been taking Pepcid AC. Anyone have any other heartburn remedies?
Ugh... that sucks. I had heartburn really bad with my other two pregnancies, but luckily haven't had it this time (yet).
The only thing that worked for me after trying just about everything considered pregnancy safe was baking soda and water.
Mix about 1/4 tsp of baking soda in 4-6oz of water and chug (because it doesn't taste very good). Immediate relief.
Also, try avoiding the foods that are causing you heartburn.
I take a shot straight from the shot glass, then chase it with a bunch of water and maybe a bite of something to get rid of the taste. Some people dilute it in water, but I've also read that AVC can erode tooth enamel if you sip on it. I figure if I just down it then it's nto sitting on my teeth especially when I wash it down with water afterwards.
Today was day 3 of the ACV, and I had the tiniest bit of heartburn yesterday and none so far today. I hope that the ACV is why and I don't have to deal with heartburn anymore this pregnancy! It was pretty awful with DD, I drank a lot of warm milk because that's all I knew to do to help it, but this has been all day relief rather than very temporary relief.