One of the most common, yet least discussed, ailments of pregnancy is indigestion during the third trimester. When a woman is in her third trimester, her body is going through a lot of rapid and complex changes. These changes can often lead to digestive issues, such as indigestion, heartburn, and nausea. While these symptoms are generally considered to be relatively minor and annoying, they can still be disruptive and cause discomfort. It is important for pregnant women to understand the causes and treatments of indigestion, so that they can take the necessary steps to minimize any potential discomfort. This blog post will explore the causes and treatments of indigestion during the third trimester of pregnancy, and will provide tips on how to manage and prevent any symptoms.
What kinds of things will give me heartburn?
What you eat and drink can cause heartburn, including:
Other things that may trigger heartburn include:
It’s a good idea to keep track of the specific foods, beverages, or activities that cause you heartburn while you are pregnant because everyone differs.
Heartburn is uncomfortable for you even though it typically won’t harm your baby.
The health of both you and your unborn child depends on eating a balanced diet. It’s best to get treatment for heartburn if it’s making it difficult to eat a healthy diet.
How can I avoid getting heartburn?
If you change how you eat, you may be able to prevent heartburn if your symptoms are mild. You could try:
You might find it beneficial to chew gum, which increases saliva production, to help neutralize the stomach acid. Drinking milk can also help neutralise acid.
Hormone changes during pregnancy may make it possible for the LES and other esophageal muscles to relax more frequently. As a result, particularly when you’re lying down or following a large meal, more acids may seep back up.
Food passes through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a muscular valve, and into the stomach during normal digestion. The esophagus is the tube between your mouth and stomach.
Acupuncture and relaxation methods like guided imagery, yoga, or progressive muscle relaxation are examples of alternative medicine. Always check with your doctor before trying new treatments.
Additionally, stay away from any antacids with the ingredients “aluminum hydroxide” or “aluminum carbonate” on the label. These antacids can lead to constipation.
The LES is a portion of the passageway connecting your esophagus and stomach. It is able to open to let food through and close to prevent stomach acids from rising.
What helps indigestion in third trimester?
What does indigestion feel like in 3rd trimester?
Is indigestion common in third trimester?
What can I take for indigestion while pregnant?
- Tagamet, Pepcid, Prilosec, Prevacid (If no relief from Tums or Rolaids)