Indigestion is one of the common health issues
faced during pregnancy. Here are some tips for coping with indigestion during
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
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.
with Indigestion during Pregnancy
Here are some basic tips on how you can
deal with indigestion
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.
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.
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.
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
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