Maybe someone can help me out here that are pregnant. I'm pregnant with my third boy and have had severe acid reflex. Never really had with my other children, but is there anything I can take other then tums that is safe for the baby and myself???

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Kymberly - posted on 04/21/2009

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Milk, it worked great for me really any diary based product that doesnt have alot of acid or sugar in it will work

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Valerie - posted on 04/22/2009

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rolaids are better than tums!!! tums was like chewing candy to me and sleeping straight up helped a whole lot! it may be uncomfortable but it helps.

Valerie - posted on 04/22/2009

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rolaids are better than tums!!! tums was like chewing candy to me and sleeping straight up helped a whole lot! it may be uncomfortable but it helps.

Valerie - posted on 04/22/2009

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rolaids are better than tums!!! tums was like chewing candy to me and sleeping straight up helped a whole lot! it may be uncomfortable but it helps.

Megan - posted on 04/22/2009

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Pepcid was prescribed by the doctor, but I would also try Tums with calcium or a glass of milk.

Julie - posted on 04/22/2009

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i had it throughout my two pregnancies. TUMS are the best, I pretty much lived on them, and crackers. Decrease the amount of anything acidic in your diet, or olny have them when you know that you will not be taking a nap at anytime. NO ROLAIDS!!! You have to be very careful on the medications that you take during pregancy cuz what goes in can affect the baby. Call the motherisk hotline if you are concerned with anything that you are taking to make sure that it is safe and the amount of which you can take for it to be safe.

Julie - posted on 04/22/2009

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try chewing sugar free gum. I also was told to you liquid antacid rather then a chewable. Liquid are immediate. I like Mylanta

Alayna - posted on 04/22/2009

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I had it bad with my first pregnancy. Drink some pickle juice. Sounds gross but helps alot!

Elizabeth - posted on 04/21/2009

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I use Young Living Essential Oils...Lemon Oil. It works wonders. I am currently 7 months pregnant and had been throwing up nightly because of the acid reflux before starting the oil. (FYI Tums and Rolaids will help to subside the acid reflux but will actually make it worse...this information was give to me by my midwife)

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I had acid reflux so bad near the end of my pregnancy tums, rolaids, or milk were not even touching it, my doctor told me to get Zantac 75...worked like a charm! But checked with your doctor first!!

Stacy - posted on 04/21/2009

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I drink an 8 ounce glass of milk with some saltine crackers. Seems to do the trick for me. Good luck!

User - posted on 04/21/2009

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Prilosec OTC is what my docter suggested and it worked great. You can take it for more than 2 weeks like it says on the box.

Vasanta - posted on 04/21/2009

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Hi I just had my baby about 5 weeks ago and I also had a lot of heart burn. I called my nurses line that we have as a benefit at work and spoke to my doctor both said any of the heartburn meds over the counter are vert safe. Also try not to drink whil you eat (water can cause the acid to occur) drink 30 minutes after you eat and before.



Hope it helps

Amy - posted on 04/21/2009

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I found taking apple cider vinegar pills helped. It sounds crazy but digestion is slowed down and the acid does not work well enough. All the other meds slow downt the acid even more causeing rebond reflux. so a little more acid helped and did not give me the rebound. It is natural so it does not hurt the baby. Hope this helps

Nadette - posted on 04/21/2009

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I know what you are going through, I had it badly as well, what helped me a bit was a warm glass of milk before bed time ans sleeping with 2 pillows under my head. Hope it helps!

Nadette - posted on 04/21/2009

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I know what you are going through, I had it badly as well, what helped me a bit was a warm glass of milk before bed time ans sleeping with 2 pillows under my head. Hope it helps!

Heather - posted on 04/21/2009

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my midwife had me take the over the counter prilosec oct and it worked WONDERS!

User - posted on 04/21/2009

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i took pepcid a.c. a lot during my pregnacies. no problems/side effects associate with it.

Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had the worst reflux with both my kids. The only thing that helped was sleeping upright in a recliner chair and drinking milk. I would get up in the middle of the night to just take a sip of milk and then go back to bed. I was going through 1-2 gallons of milk a week. The weirdest thing was with all the milk I was drinking, I couldn't eat ice cream, it made it 100 times worse.

Katie - posted on 04/21/2009

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My Dr. told me to try Tagamet ( or the generic brand), that it was safe to use. I took one before bed each night and it helped tremendously!

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I didnt take the time to read through all the other replies but wanted to jump in and say PRILOSEC OTC!!! I am also on my 3rd child and had no major heartburn or anything with my first two. My 3rd however, I barely gained 10 lbs in the first 6 months due to my lack of eating because it made me so miserable. Water gave me acid reflux!! I went through many different antacids and other remedies and finally found PRILOSEC OTC to be my absolute savior!!! Its a 14 day cycle, however, my OB okayed for me to continue taking it beyond the 14 days if needed. I now can enjoy everything that I frowned upon before! Good luck to you!!

Josephine - posted on 04/21/2009

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your dr can prescribe Nexium.....I had very bad acid reflux when i was pregnant for my son.......My dr gave me Nexium 40 mg once a day - I never had acid reflux again!!! good luck!

Emily - posted on 04/21/2009

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YOU CAN TAKE ZANTAC EITHER A 150 ONCE A DAY OR 75 TWICE A DAY!!! I HAD IT BAD AND MY DOC TOLD ME THAT.

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I was the same way, My Dr put me on Zantac 300mg once a day. It totally got rid of it. Hope this helps... also Zofran which is a desolvable tablet helps best for nausea,

Elvia - posted on 04/21/2009

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hi! mineral water did the trick for me when i was pregnant with my son. hope it works...

Deanna - posted on 04/21/2009

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With my youngest, I had bad acid reflux. My OB prescribed Zantac 150. It worked great. But, before you take anything over the counter, I would talk to the OB.

Jami - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had terrible heart burn for my whole pregnancy...my doctor told me to try tums...they would only work for 30 mins or so....then she told me to try Zantac. It worked wonders. I used to just take it twice a day, everyday for my last trimester to stay on top of it. I would definetly talk with your doctor before doing anything like this though.

Jackie - posted on 04/21/2009

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dry crackers, ice cubes, -ask your Dr they can give you a liquid to help. ask Dr about peppermint oil.

I used all of the above at some time and they all helped good luck....

Tiffany - posted on 04/20/2009

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I have severe acid reflux in general & when I was pregnant it was so much worse. After 6 months of misery my ob finally prescribed me omeprazole which is just the fance version of prilosec over the counter. you can also take tagament otc. They are perfectly safe for you & baby. Hope you get some relief soon.

Barbie - posted on 04/20/2009

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Check with your doctor but when I was pregnant with my fourth I had to take Zantac. It really helped. Tums did nothing for me. My doctor ok'd it but you might want to give your doctor a call.

La - posted on 04/20/2009

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When I was pregnant with my 2nd child I had horrible acid reflux finally my doctor sent me for an ultra sound and we found out that I had gallbladder stones so 1 month after i gave birth I had it taken out and with my next 2 pregnancies had very mild reflux and then I could use the tums

Kylie - posted on 04/20/2009

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Fruit tingles help me they don't take away the lot but it does help im having the same problem and my midwife suggested it to me and i found it to work.

Jennifer - posted on 04/20/2009

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My doctor let me take pepcid AC....also some gave me a tip to eat a spoonful of Vanilla Ice Cream when you get the reflux...Good Luck..

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I had heard before that chewing gum may work, so I thought I'd try it, when nothing else seemed to have worked. Minty flavored gum is my fav. but it can ruin the taste of your food, so I decided to try Juicy Fruit gum before and after eating a meal and it worked great.( the only thing is one of my twin girls now loves juicy fruit gum. not much of a drawback though for the relief I felt).Cheap and effective, for me anyways. Good Luck!

Amy - posted on 04/20/2009

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Hi Jodi, I lived on Zantac, I started taking the 75s in my second trimester and moved up to the 150s by the third trimester, they really really worked well and fast. Not to mention, you don't chew them, just swallow, so you don't need to worry about the taste!

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This seems to be a common problem in pregnancy and it seems to depend on the person what the cure is. When I was pregnant with my first son I drank milk and it fixed the problem. With my second son I are peppermints and drank caffeine-free Pepsi. Good Luck! Hope you and baby are both well!! :)

Lori - posted on 04/20/2009

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take 2 gaviscon and a glass of water. It works better than tums. Its what my OB told me to do. Don't be surprised that it won't go away after child birth. I am on nexium now.

Rae Jean - posted on 04/20/2009

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The only time that I had heartburn was when I was pregnant. The only thing that helped me was liquid Maalox Max. Good luck.

Kelley - posted on 04/20/2009

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My doctor told me I could take Pepcid. I did it and it worked wonders, my baby is fine and I still take them to this day.. Ask your doctor

Patty - posted on 04/20/2009

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Zantac is perfectly safe! I lived on it through my third pregnancy...also something else that worked was when my heartburn was most severe...I drank alittle bit of creamer. Strange as it may sound...it works. As far as heartburn causing lots of hair...my colby came out almost bald...lol THere are stronger meds you can take but they have to come thru your ob

Pam - posted on 04/20/2009

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Papya Enzyme from the natural medicine or healthfood store. They have some with a minty flavor or with papya I like the papya. There natrual and safe and they work. I only had it with one pregancy and it was my boy. They will give you heart ache later in years.

Kelly - posted on 04/20/2009

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Im pretty sure it was pepcid ac, but i had asked for something.( my doc).. from about month 4 on.. i had heartburn the whole time I tried the milk ..it calmed it a little... and even bread gave me heartburn. It was the only thing that really worked, and i took it religiously. :) Good luck. Im not sure if the old wives tale is really true but mine came out with a LOT of hair.

Citique - posted on 04/20/2009

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Try Zantac. I had acid reflux with my first child and Zantac did the trick. You can get it OTC as well.

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