Pregnancy and Acid Reflux: A Common Combination and What You Can Do About It

Pregnancy and Acid Reflux: A Common Combination and What You Can Do About It

I remember when I was pregnant with twins, I had a very difficult time with any red (tomato) sauce. When I laid down to go to sleep, invariably I would wake up within a couple of hours with the sauce burning my throat.

So foolishly, my solution was to keep eating the red sauce and sleep sitting up until 4 a.m., which caused me to drag the next day from low energy.

Hey, priorities right? I guess I loved red sauce more than sleep. Believe me, after the twins were born, I wished I had slept more when I could.

Looking back, I should have given up the red sauce completely or had it for lunch instead of dinner so I could get a good night’s sleep.

Acid reflux during pregnancy is common and temporary for most; it should resolve after delivery and losing the baby weight. When you are already feeling heavy, bloated, and uncomfortable with pregnancy, the last thing you need is heartburn and acid reflux.

Did you suffer heartburn during pregnancy? What therapies seemed to help the most?