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Coping with Indigestion during Pregnancy

Indigestion is one of the common health issues faced during pregnancy. Here are some tips for coping with indigestion during pregnancy.

It is natural for you to feel a great deal of changes in your body when you are pregnant. The regular activities of eating, digesting and feeling good after having food, can go through a lot of changes when you are pregnant, especially during the first couple of months of pregnancy. The first trimester can be a troubled one for many women with bouts of
morning sickness, vomiting, feeling of nausea and heartburn.

During the second trimester, the digestion issues get mostly resolved automatically and again you get to feel symptoms of ingestion during the final and third trimester. It is not at all difficult to cope with digestion problems if you take care of some details in dietary habits and lifestyle, and for some unavoidable symptoms, you of course need to resort to medications as suggested by your doctor.

Dealing with Indigestion during Pregnancy

Here are some basic tips on how you can deal with indigestion during pregnancy:

Check Your Diet

This is the most primary step where you need to be careful on what you take in. You will be advised to stay away from certain food elements from your doctor when you are pregnant depending on your current physical status. You need to strictly adhere to those restrictions. The foods that are commonly asked to be avoided are pineapple, papaya, dates, soda, grape juice and on certain occasions, orange juice, coffee and even chocolate, and anything that is hot or spicy. In other words, you should have foods that are easy to digest.

Eat Smaller Meals

You can divide your meals into six small ones well-paced throughout the day. This will also help to deal with the binging tendencies that are marked often during pregnancy and also help in digestion. Small meals are light and easy to digest. Avoiding getting the stomach too full effectively reduces the chances of indigestion.

Do Not Lie Down After Meal

The stomach naturally secretes acids and if you lie down immediately after having a meal, the acids rise up and make you experience the symptoms of acidity. So make it a point that you stay seated for a while before you want to lie down for some rest after you have had your meal. 

Engage in Physical Activity

It is recommended that you take a small walk following each meal. Many women have found to experience increased symptoms of indigestion that is attributed to lack of physical activity. When you take a small walk, the ability of the body to digest the food increases and you can thus effectively prevent indigestion. Besides, such workouts will also help you keep fit, which is nonetheless very essential for a healthy pregnancy.

Do Not Smoke

 Smoking is worse for health in more ways than one. It not only is dangerous for the development of the foetus, but affects your digestive system negatively. The nicotine enhances the rate at which the stomach naturally secretes acids, thereby simultaneously increasing the chances of you feeling the varied symptoms of acidity.

Finally, you must report each and every change that you notice to your doctor. You may come across a host of advices from the people around that some home remedies are ideal during pregnancy to deal with such issues. Taking a ginger candy or so surely aids the process of digestion, but you need to make sure that you consult your doctor and follow his suggestions and medication in order to effectively deal with indigestion during pregnancy.

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Molly B.5 years ago
How much i take precautions, still i suffer from indigestion. i take smaller meals and also try to remain active after food. should i change my diet pattern?
Bhagini.5 years ago
great tips for the greatest phase of one's life. Pregnancy tenure is full of ups and lows and indigestion is one of them. Easing this problem brings out much relief.
Niharika.5 years ago
indigestion problem during pregnancy is common due to sluggish bowel movement. The tips given are very effective and useful. Please all pregnant women follow these tips.
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