Natural Heartburn Remedies? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 07-13-2006, 04:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
tika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: down the rathole
Posts: 476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Everything I eat gives me heartburn, EVERYTHING.

I need some natural remedies that are tolerable (and safe) for the pregnant woman. Nothing crazy, it'll make me vomit which is just as bad as the heartburn.

Thanks!
tika is offline  
#2 of 9 Old 07-13-2006, 05:03 PM
 
kerikadi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Training in Houston
Posts: 4,431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you haven't already you'll want to cut out caffeine and dairy.
Papaya helps - you can eat it fresh, dried or in tablets.

I hope you feel better soon.

Keri

 Keri wife and Mama to  Cory 17,  Brendan 15,  Kerianne 8,  Avery 7,  Lilia 3
kerikadi is offline  
#3 of 9 Old 07-13-2006, 05:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
tika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: down the rathole
Posts: 476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks. Haven't had caffeine in ages. I don't care for dairy and haven't been able to stomach it either. The tablets might be best for how I'm feeling.
tika is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 07-13-2006, 05:18 PM
 
Keeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Loving the stuffing out of Seattle
Posts: 2,768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nak

the only thing that worked for me was apple cider vinegar - a tablespoon straight with a glass of water for a chaser. Other people mix the water and vinegar and drink that, but i just wanted to get the taste over with. The idea is you trick your body into thinking there is plenty of acidic stuff in your system, and it doesn't need to produce any more.

Papaya tablets worked for a while, but started to lose effectiveness on me toward the end of my pregnancy.

good luck! heartburn sucks. and i've been sad to learn that though it has vastly improved postpartum, it has not disappeared entirely (I had never had it before being pregnant, and was eager to return to that state!)

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
Keeta is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 07-13-2006, 05:25 PM
 
Yo Becca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Neither here nor there
Posts: 2,509
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had it awful through pg #1 - couldn't sleep. The only thing that ever worked for me was gaviscon. Not a natural solution, but more effective than anything else i tried.
Yo Becca is offline  
#6 of 9 Old 07-13-2006, 06:02 PM
 
crazycandigirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas Coast
Posts: 1,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Suprisingly Sour things and dill pickles seem to work for me on a very temporary basis. mostly Im just here trying to see what others suggest.

Unschooling Mommy of 3: Lilith (14), Panda (6), and Fox (4)
crazycandigirl is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 07-14-2006, 01:40 AM
 
DecemberSun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: The Valley of the Sun
Posts: 1,572
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've heard that apples neutralize the acid, so you could try nibbling on some slices when you have heartburn, if your stomach could handle it.

Leah coolshine.gif adoptionheart-1.gif homebirth.jpg

Hubby guitar.gif, ds (11) REPlaySkateboard04HL.gif, adopted dd (10) notes2.gif, dd (6) dust.gif, dd (1) femalesling.GIF & 3 foster dd's wheelchair.gif upsidedown.gif diaper.gif  

DecemberSun is offline  
#8 of 9 Old 07-14-2006, 03:35 AM
 
HeavenLeighGrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sour Patch Kids was the only thing that worked for heartburn and all day...I mean morning sickies!
HeavenLeighGrace is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 07-14-2006, 07:53 PM
 
momto l&a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Idaho
Posts: 13,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Slippery elm powder mixed with some hot milk. Drink Fast! If you prefer you can flavor it like oatmeal.

I had terrible heart burn with my first and its the only thing I found that worked. Last all night long
momto l&a is offline  
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