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Heartburn after a big meal
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Laurie - March 19

Hi! I am a pregnant women and recently experienced a heartburn after I had a big meal. I am not sure if having a big meal causes my heartburn or something else. I never had this before. So what possible causes a pregnant women to experience a heartburn?


Melissa - March 19

Hello Laurie,

Most pregnant women will experience heartburn during pregnancy even if you have not had or experience that before. In your case it's the big meal causes it so better to eliminate eating big meals. You can eat several small meals throughout the day and eat it slowly.


Lulu - March 19

Certain foods or activities can cause a pregnant women experience heartburn.
The foods most commonly known to cause heartburn are acidic foods like citrus. So if you can avoid this food triggers the better.


Nicole - March 19

You are right Lulu, like in my case pizza and pasta and other food that has tomato sauce makes me have this heartburn. It so bothers me a lot. And I really hate it when I feel such thing.


Dianne - March 19

Refrain from eating and drinking caffeinated food and beverages like coffee, soda, chocolate, high-fat meats, garlic, and milk to get away with heartburn.


Kyla - March 19

Avoid being stress. Too much of stress can cause your heartburn symptoms to get worse.


Ruby - March 19

Avoid a big meal 2-3 hours before going to bed.


Geisha - March 19

Pregnant women must drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water per day to keep hydrated and for her baby's constantly cycling amniotic fluid. Drinking plenty of water can ease the burn and calm the stomach. However, drinking too much too quickly can do the opposite, especially if you're already experiencing symptoms.


Marlene - March 19

Eat fibrous foods to avoid experiencing heartburn. And do not overeat.


Laurie - March 19

Thanks for all your info fellow expectant mom.


Hyacinth - March 19

I usually experience this heartburn at night after a heavy dinner. In most times it hits me when I am about to get to sleep. With my case it is associated with a big burp. It so painful that I sometimes resort to crying. So I take this tablet with calcium bicarbonate to relieve the pain.


Hazel - March 19

To Hyacinth, you should wait at least an hour after eating before you lay down to avoid experiencing heartburn.


Hazel - March 19

Also, when you lay down in bed, make sure to elevate your head, neck, and shoulders with a few pillows.


Hyacinth - March 19

Thanks Hazel. Will take your advise.


Martyz - March 21

As a pregnant woman, heartburn can be experienced. But there's no need to worries. It is just normal feeling. What you should do is just to reduce taking the fats.


creamy - April 13

During pregnancy, the placenta produces the hormone progesterone, which relaxes the smooth muscles of the uterus. This hormone also relaxes the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach, allowing gastric acids to seep back up, which causes that unpleasant burning sensation.



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