Everyone gets heartburn, or acid reflux, sometimes, but for pregnant women, heartburn can turn into a daily occurrence. It can strike at any time of the day or night, and it can be very unpleasant.
What are the best ways to cure pregnancy heartburn? Is there anything you can really do about it? Over the counter drugs that act fast in curing heartburn are not the best thing to take on a regular basis during pregnancy, because of their high magnesium content. But the good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do at home to naturally remedy pregnancy heartburn.
Here is a list of some of them.
1) Bicarbonate of soda is such a wonderful substance. Not only can you use it to make the best cookies and cakes, but it can also clean your house, wash your hair (really, some people do!) and... help you get relief from heartburn! By mixing a teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water and downing it in one go, your heartburn is almost guaranteed to be defeated. Yes, it does taste pretty nasty, but it works. Trust me.
2) Vinegar is another all natural remedy for heartburn. A large tablespoon of natural vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar, cures heartburn for some people. Alternatives to this are pickles which obviously contain large amounts of vinegar. Did you ever wonder why pregnant women are widely rumored to love pickled gherkins? Perhaps it is because they have heartburn-curing properties!
3) Chewing gum boosts your saliva production and remedies heartburn for some people. Try it, it might just do the trick for you!
4) Have you ever heard anyone say that yoghurt cures heartburn? It doesn't while yoghurt might provide short-term relief, your heartburn will return more heavily after a while. However, the active culture in yoghurt, acidophilus, can cure heartburn. You can buy acidophilus in capsules at health food stores.