I have terrible indigestion and heartburn too. From the moment I get a positive pregnancy test, all three times. It then gets worse as the baby grows and puts physical, in addition to the hormonal, pressure on my digestive system.
Here is what works for me:
- papaya enzymes
- broad spectrum natural enzymes (Papaya sometimes isn't enough), ask at a natural food store and they should have a few to choose from
- keeping milk beside my bed and sipping it when heartburn wakes me up
- sleeping a bit propped up on pillows, or propping my mattress up at the head end
- sucking on peppermints
- sipping kombucha
- when all else fails, ZANTAC. I try my hardest to stick to natural solutions but it often gets so bad that I need to resort to zantac (or generic brand version). I believe (hope!) that it is safe in pregnancy and it works very well for me. It also helps with pregnancy nausea.
Good luck! It can be so uncomfortable but disappears the minute you give birth.
Happy mumma to my boys Henny Tom (Nov 30, 2008), Arlo Odie (Oct 5, 2010), and baby SISTER! due mid-Dec 2014.