Natural Remedies For Heartburn During Pregnancy

If you are plagued with a burning sensation in your abdomen or acidity, don’t worry, look into your plate and lifestyle instead.

 

We must know that our body needs an alkaline medium to process food and convert into energy. (Except for the gastric juice in the stomach, all enzymes and juices are alkaline). To support it, we must eat foods that contribute to the alkaline medium and break down faster. Fruits, dry fruits, raw vegetable juices will come to your rescue here.

 

 

Also, during pregnancy, your body is doing a lot of work in making your baby, so your body is trying to conserve energy from all other functions.  So, avoid not just fried foods, but processed foods (including biscuits) out of a packet, milk & milk products, wheat and refined sugar to reduce the workload of your digestive system.

 

 

Don’t worry, giving them up for a day won’t do you any harm!

 

While observing these rules, here are certain foods which are known to have provided relief.

 

Coconut Water

 

 

You can drink in the morning instead of your  morning tea/coffee along with a plate of fruits. It is naturally refreshing, loaded with vitamins and minerals and has fluids that your body can absorb naturally. It is way better than drinking plain water! Fruit juices (avoid straining out the fiber) also work well.

 

Fennel Seeds

 

 

Fennel seeds are a well-known remedy for acid reflux in Ayurveda. You can chew on a teaspoon of these seeds after lunch or dinner. Alternatively, sip a cup of tea prepared by simmering 2-3 teaspoons of crushed fennel seeds in a cup of water for 5-8 min. This tea helps heartburn by reducing gastrointestinal tract spasms that cause the stomach acid to flow into the esophagus.

 

Ginger

 

 

This is an excellent remedy for not only fighting heartburn but also nausea, indigestion, and morning sickness during pregnancy. You can either keep a small piece of ginger in your mouth or, prepare ginger tea. Add 2-3 small pieces of ginger to a cup of water and bring it to boil.

 

To transform it into a nice herbal tea, add leaves of lemongrass, mint and tulsi, spices like cinnamon and cardamom. Once it brews well and leaves a reduction. Sip it like your regular tea with a teaspoon of honey. However, remember to have ginger in moderation as it can lead to contractions.

 

 

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Comments (17)



Akrati varshney

This is so well written.

Akshaya Naresh

I wish I knew this before

Sangita Dey

I wish I knew this before

Chaithra Krishna

25 week pregnancy

Priyanka Koslia

This is so well written.

Rakhi

I wish I knew this before

heta shah

Thx preeti Bt I m afraid I have tried all these home remedies; Bt still I m in pain all day n night

Rakhi

Good Information.

Ekta Daniel

Tells me how..

Priyanka Jain

I wish I knew this before

Rashmita Ghosh Basak

I wish I knew this before

Aditi Amrita

Very helpful

Sunaina Arora

Hi am eleven weeks pregnant and am feeling pain in right side of waist, you can say right side of upper abdomen. I want to know is it gastric pain or something else

M.Singh

Hi sunaina . This pain is normal. M having it on both the sides. As if my ribs are punched.
Dr said it's completely normal. Becoz of the expanding uterus pressure is building up.

Sunaina Arora

Thanku M. Singh

Rama Gautam Kamble

This is so much beautiful

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