Heartburn and I'm Hungry! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 22 Old 03-31-2007, 02:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
goodearthmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Down on the Farm
Posts: 480
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What am I supposed to eat? I feel like if I eat something else today it will just get worse!! I ate some plain yogurt with honey thinking that would be safe and it got worse. It's lunchtime and I just can't think of what to eat that won't kill me. I mean I know at 28 weeks there is only so much I can do as baby and hormones are just pushing stomach acid up. Any suggestions for "gentle" food?

BTW I have never had heartburn before a couple of weeks ago and it really sucks!:

natural living, cloth diapering, babywearing, intactalactivist mama to 2 beautiful boys both born at homehomebirth.jpg ~ ds1 July 8,2007 and ds2 born December 31,2009 and loving my awesome dh!! mdcblog5.gif
goodearthmama is offline  
#2 of 22 Old 03-31-2007, 02:40 PM
 
~minnow~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 766
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No advice, really, just that I feel you. Yogurt often helps me. My stomach also has a vast tolerance for granola that I really can't explain.
~minnow~ is offline  
#3 of 22 Old 03-31-2007, 03:06 PM
 
mommajb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: subject to change
Posts: 5,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Have you tried papaya enzymes? I have seen them recommended for heart burn but do not have first hand experience.

What about peanut butter toast? Then try to sit or stand to help keep the acid down where it belongs.

I hope you feel better soon.

You don’t owe them an explanation, just a response.
mommajb is offline  
#4 of 22 Old 03-31-2007, 03:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
goodearthmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Down on the Farm
Posts: 480
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have been munching papaya enzymes all day with a little relief while I am crunching, but it comes back.

Mmm PB toast sounds good.

natural living, cloth diapering, babywearing, intactalactivist mama to 2 beautiful boys both born at homehomebirth.jpg ~ ds1 July 8,2007 and ds2 born December 31,2009 and loving my awesome dh!! mdcblog5.gif
goodearthmama is offline  
#5 of 22 Old 03-31-2007, 03:50 PM
 
Emma's_Mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Where being a REALTOR dosn't pay,NY
Posts: 2,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
eat some ice cream....the dairy will help ease the burning.


good luck
Emma's_Mommy is offline  
#6 of 22 Old 03-31-2007, 04:20 PM
 
MyLittleWarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I ate tums like they were M&M's when I was pg w/ds. Also drank a lot of milk. I think the calcium helps. Haven't had too much trouble yet this time around (11 weeks) but I'm sure I'm in for it.

Amanda, mama to Owen (11/05) and Connor (10/07) and Aria (12/09) Recycled Wool Longies and Reusable Baggies
MyLittleWarrior is offline  
#7 of 22 Old 03-31-2007, 05:11 PM
 
artgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
tapioca or rice pudding.
artgirl is offline  
#8 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 01:09 AM
 
cherubess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,555
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really feel for you. I honestly do.

When I was pregnant with DS I got heartburn in the 3rd trimester. Rennie helped immensely.

However with this pregnancy heartburn hit at 5-6 weeks and I am miserable both when I am hungry or when I've eaten.

Rennie isn't helping me this time at all. I read somewhere that in the early stages it is the hormones causing the heartburn so I am trying to suck it up and hope that it goes away really soon.
cherubess is offline  
#9 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 10:13 AM
 
Marvelleaux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oak Ridge, TN!
Posts: 969
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cherubess View Post
... Rennie helped immensely.
What is rennie?
Marvelleaux is offline  
#10 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 05:37 PM
 
mamamoogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 723
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have tried everything towards the end is gets so bad i get reflux pains in my chest, chocolcate is my worst enmey but I love love love it, so for now i am just trying not to eat chocolate, chips tea even getsa it going, but i have been taking pepcid otc chewable and mylanta works briefly but no cure, and ice cream seems to sooth it a bit. Gl finding relief...
mamamoogs is offline  
#11 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 06:37 PM
 
Eaglevoice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
munching on almonds helps me a ton. They've been a life saver for me this time around.

Jenn, future midwife, mama to 2 sweet girls (6/05) and (5/07). 
Eaglevoice is offline  
#12 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 06:45 PM
 
fishface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Be careful with ice cream and any other remedies that have or could have a lot of fat. The dairy may soothe but afterwards your stomach will hate you after it feels the same as it did before, if not wores, after dealing with all that fat.

ETA:

I just remembered that nonfat yogurt & skim or lowfat milk help a lot.
fishface is offline  
#13 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 09:03 PM
 
cherubess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,555
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvelleaux View Post
What is rennie?
Rennie are chewable tablets for heartburn like mylanta. Sorry didn't think it wasn't available worldwide.
cherubess is offline  
#14 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 10:36 PM
 
BirthInStyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 426
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry, no good advice, but lots of sympathy. I am almost 32 weeks and I've been having the same problem. I get a little very short term relief from dairy products. Peanut butter and bananas are the worst culprits, although I really do have heartburn all the time no matter what I eat or avoid...
BirthInStyle is offline  
#15 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 11:20 PM
 
mumkimum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio-land
Posts: 2,879
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I was preggo oatmeal helped sooo much with the heartburn (and nausea too). I ate it 2x/day often.

I too was shocked at what heartburn was like. Hopefully it'll leave you behind soon!
mumkimum is offline  
#16 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 11:23 PM
 
mumkimum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio-land
Posts: 2,879
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh, and I just remembered that I looked up once when pregnant and having heartburn, about yogurt, that is is a more acidic form of dairy and actually can cause more discomfort with heartburn and yada yada. . . which had surprised me at first. Just as a tidbit of info.
mumkimum is offline  
#17 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 11:25 PM
 
tofutti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Big Tex
Posts: 895
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
another person for whom almonds were a life saver and still are......though i must have a bald baby because i dont have much heartburn


try almonds! a handful 3 times a day!

deb

living in the with DH, DS (5-30-07) and DD (9-26-09) don't forget the dogs, cat, fish, toads and geckos.....
tofutti is offline  
#18 of 22 Old 04-01-2007, 11:33 PM
 
Avena's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Manifesting in Jah Love!
Posts: 1,779
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep almonds worked magic for me too
also tea !

Best of luck
Avena is offline  
#19 of 22 Old 04-02-2007, 12:06 AM
 
luckydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is heartburn and then there is CHRONIC acid reflux associated with pregnancy. For me, it doesn't matter what I eat or don't eat, as soon as the babe starts seriously displacing organs (usually mid-second trimester and beyond) I have constant reflux - so bad I cannot even sleep. Full stomach, empty stomach and all points in between. I have tried every remedy and technique to no avail. Antacid won't touch it.

If this is how you suffer and when you get to your last resort, you might want to check with your doc/midwife. For all 4 pregnancies, I've been a Zantac 2x per day girl to combat the problem.
luckydog is offline  
#20 of 22 Old 07-01-2014, 02:42 AM
 
megannec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know this is an old post, but I came across it yesterday because I've been having this exact problem. For about two weeks I've had heartburn and especially for the past two days it's been awful - I've hardly eaten anything.

The answer for me was a bowl of Cheerios and milk. It was amazing! After not eating much for days, and feeling the constant burning, gross burping and feeling weak from poor nutrition, I felt 10 times better minutes after eating the first bowl. Then I got my appetite back and downed 3 more bowls last night! It is now the morning and I still feel better, going with another bowl instead of my usual breakfast, just to be safe.

Hope that helps someone out there!
megannec is offline  
#21 of 22 Old 07-01-2014, 01:31 PM
 
apeydef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,318
Mentioned: 62 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Ok I
Don't like taking meds and I'm all for going it natural but my heartburn and acid reflex were so bad with my last pregnancy I would get physically ill
To the point of extreme nausea and almost vomiting. I couldn't eat anything. My dr told me to take Pepcid and when I finally have in and took it my life changed. After I had the baby it was back to business as usual.
apeydef is online now  
#22 of 22 Old 07-03-2014, 05:03 AM
 
Galatea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 7,155
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
I think when you are that sick from heartburn, nothing else works. I remember taking Pepcid or something similar with a few of my pregnancies. For milder heartburn, I eat something with vinegar. Sounds weird, but it works. Like last night, I had cucumber tomato salad with red wine vinegar and olive oil.

DS1 2004 ~ DS2 2005 ~ DD1 2008 ~ DS3 2010 ~ DD2 due Dec. 2014
On hospital bedrest for pPROM since 23 weeks
Galatea is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off