However, I will say you want to be careful with taking them around the same time as any iron rich foods or iron supplements you take. Calcium is an iron inhibitor and with anemia being more common in pregnancy to begin with, you really want to try to avoid the calcium from the Tums keeping any iron you can get from getting used.
That being said, I usually avoid the Tums and any other calcium rich foods in the AM when I take my floridix (iron) and don't worry about it the rest of the day. But if you're getting the bulk of your iron from food, I'd try to be strategic with the Tums usage.
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The heartburn is pretty harsh.
Karen happily married mother of 3 great children (19, 6, 5), in my last semester for my Masters in Nutrition and started a six-month internship.
Nothing else works. I've tried almonds, herbal supplements....tums seems to be the only thing that works. I'll have to check with our midwife at our 35 week appointment tomorrow. I'm hoping a few weeks of tums won't hurt. IDK what else to do...
definately worth discussing here.