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???
Michelle - posted on 04/18/2009
hi,i had the same thing during my 2nd pregnancy and i ended up taking gaviscon every nite vefore bed cos that was when it was the worst.i found it helped to stop it while i was lying down so i didn't have to keep propping myself up on pillows.
Corinne - posted on 04/18/2009
As having had severe reflux when I was pregnant and being in the medical field, Pepcid AC is usually safe to take. Elevate the head of your bed, no drinking and then laying down. tums are safe to take also. But talking with your Dr. is the best thing to do. I lived on McDonald's strawberry milkshakes because it helped so much. But I think they changed their formula and it doesn't work anymore. I had a friend tell me that one.
Wendy - posted on 04/18/2009
I've had problems in the past. I always say to things like this start with the TUMS or Rolaids but clear it with your doctor. I've seen even these back fire with other medications and I don't know if you need to take any types of medications while you are pregnant that's why I say clear it with your doctor. Also a word to the wise. These antacids actually contain calcium and many doctors put pregnant women on them as par of the course. If these, soda crackers and milk don't work then beeline to your doctor it may be nothing but you don't want damage to your throat I'm on Zantac 150 for the rest of my life because of this you want to deal with it quickly.
Michele - posted on 04/18/2009
On top of what everyone else has said, Sleeping on your left side helps, and not eating prior to bedtime. As far as anything you can take during the day contact your dr and they may have something else you can take. Smaller meals throughout the day also may help.
I had really bad Acid reflux with my youngest ..... it made me afraid to eat anything because i knew that it would just repeat on me ...... If you haven't tried it yet ..... try sleeping with a extra pillow at night if its bad at night ..... and warm milk helps too ..... i don't know why but it also made the baby sleep in utero i will tell you this ...... Rolaids are real bad for you during pregnancy .... it says on the package that they give you Calcium but in order for them to be effective the rob your body of move Calcium that they give you .....
Jeanne - posted on 04/18/2009
I know you have to watch your weight when pregnant, but drinking milk and also having some startchy foods can help...as simple as some bread with peanut butter will really offset the acid in your stomach. If it gets really bad talk to your doctor, he way be able to prescribe something that will help and not hurt the baby.
Amy - posted on 04/18/2009
I had bad reflux for the last trimester of each of my three pregnancies. It's been a while but I believe my ob told me to take Pepcid A/C (definitely ask your ob first) and try to sleep in an elevated position. I That was the most miserable part of pregnancy for me! Good Luck!
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