How Can I Deal With Heartburn During Pregnancy?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts have to say.heartburn, pregnant, pregnancy, heartburn during pregnancy, gerd, hartburn, gas, burping, esophagus, gastro, gastroesophageal reflux, acid reflux06/01/200608/28/201908/28/2019Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD08/26/2019c882899a-524b-42f7-9b1b-74b82d9604f7https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/heartburn.html/<p><em>I'm in my second trimester. No matter what I eat, I get heartburn. Is this normal? If so, what can I do to feel better?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Cari</em></p> <p>Heartburn, despite its name, has nothing to do with the heart. It's a burning feeling in the throat and chest when the stomach's contents move back up into the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/">esophagus</a> (the tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach).</p> <p>Heartburn is common during <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/pregnancy-center.html/">pregnancy</a>. Pregnancy <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hormones.html/">hormones</a> can make the valve at the entrance to the stomach relax so that it doesn't close as it should. This lets acidic stomach contents move up into the esophagus, a condition known as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/gerd-reflux.html/">gastroesophageal reflux (GER)</a>, or acid reflux. It can get worse later in pregnancy when the growing uterus presses up on the stomach.</p> <p>To help ease heartburn pain:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Skip foods and drinks that can make it worse, such as citrus; spicy, fatty (especially fried or greasy) foods; <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/child-caffeine.html/">caffeine</a>; and carbonated drinks.</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/moms-nutrients.html/">Eat</a> several small meals throughout the day.</li> <li>Take your time when eating.</li> <li>Drink liquids between &mdash; not during &mdash; meals.</li> <li>Avoid eating or drinking for 3 hours before bedtime.</li> <li>Resist the urge to lie down after meals.</li> <li>Raise your head when you <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sleep-during-pregnancy.html/">sleep</a>.</li> <li>Talk to your doctor about medicines that are safe to take for heartburn during pregnancy.</li> </ul>¿Qué puedo hacer ante mi acidez durante el embarazo? El ardor de estómago, a pesar de su nombre, no tiene nada que ver con que le arda esa parte del cuerpo. Se trata de una sensación de quemazón que se nota en la garganta y el pecho cuando el contenido del estómago asciende por el esófago.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/heartburn-esp.html/59a4c917-5ecb-4b86-a96e-2e14afef5a5a
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