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I am an ftm and get heartbirn bad every night when i go to bed. I sleep with my back propped up to keep my back from hurting and still get heartburn. I cant take tums or drink milk since they both make me vomit. However my grandmother told me to try a little bit of baking soda in water and said that's what she did when she was pregnant with my mum and uncke at 17. It makes sense since baking soda is used to nutralize acidic ingredients. I was wondering if anyone knows how much baking soda to use.
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8637947 tn?1410934635
Check with your doc but they have me taking pepcid or the generic Famotadine I would suggest taking it at dinner so its in effect when you go to bed. I know its recommended to stay away from pickled things, fried food spicey food, caffeine,  and to not drink anything while your eating as well
8255052 tn?1399865406
There is also a prescription next time u go to ur doc ask! And milk is a good one and u will need calcium!  U never drink milk or just now???
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I usually just drink water. I have never been a fan of puckled, fried or spicey foods which still is true ar 23 weeks pregnant. And the only caffiene in my diet is from an iccasional cup of tea. But I was told I am carrying kond of high. Could that be why I get heartburn so bad?
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I am lactose intolerant and dont like the taste of i. But in my first trimester I could drink it no problem and actually had a craving for it but as soon as I hit 14 weeks any time i drink it i end up vomiting.
8637947 tn?1410934635
I know there is all kinds of wives tales about carrying high they say lots of heart  burn means the baby will have lots of hair or heart burn means a boy haha who knows I would definitely talk ton your doctor then because if it hasnt already it will interfere with your sleep and we need our sleep being pregnant. Plus it sounds like your doing everything right diet wise to prevent it. Good luck
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I remember my mum telling me she had heartburn really bad when she was pregnant with me and I remember jer having it bad when she was pregnant with my brother and we both were born with full heads of hair.
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