Stomach acidity during pregnancy

 Stomach acidity during pregnancy

stomach acidity

Most women in the last few months of pregnancy have stomach acid problems with several symptoms, including pain and burning in the chest and esophagus, persistent burping, sore throat, frequent coughing, and a stinging taste in the mouth that causes them inconvenience and lack of Rest or the ability to perform any activity during the day, and in this article, we will tell you the causes of this problem and how to treat it.

Causes of acidity in the stomach when pregnant

  • Health reasons
  • It increases the proportion of estrogen in the body, which is responsible for relaxing the muscles of the body, especially the valves in the stomach, where it closes and pushes acids and fluids into the esophagus.
  • The uterus rises due to its increased size, which puts pressure on the stomach and intestines, so its acids go directly into the esophagus.
  • Excessive consumption of stimulant drinks that contain a high percentage of caffeine such as tea, coffee, and soft drinks, can cause indigestion.

Reasons for healthy habits

Eating foods that are high in oil, fat, or hot spices, especially before bed, can make the stomach tired and stomach acid can push up the esophagus.

Medications are often taken during pregnancy, as most of these medications can cause heartburn and a feeling of acid in the stomach.

Wearing uncomfortable, tight clothing that may put pressure on the abdomen and stomach can lead to acid reflux into the esophagus.

Stomach acidity treatment for pregnant women

  • Garlic: Pregnant women are advised to add it to different meals to prevent this bitter taste.
  • Herbs: Examples are mint, chamomile, and ginger, be careful not to overeat them.
  • Antacids: In the form of effervescent tablets, they help get rid of stomach acid quickly, but they must be taken after consulting a doctor so as not to affect the health of the fetus.
  • Cucumber: Cucumber is characterized by a high percentage of water, so eating it helps to get rid of this problem.
  • Bananas: Bananas contain a variety of dietary fibers that play an important role in treating digestive problems, the most important of which is stomach acid. It should be noted that bananas can be replaced with other types of fruits, such as pomegranate, cantaloupe, and watermelon.
  • Coconut liquid: It is recommended that a pregnant woman drink it on an empty stomach in the early morning to treat this problem, and it should be noted that it can also get rid of abdominal gas and bloating.
  • Potatoes: they can be boiled and eaten, or soaked in water for a whole day because they absorb acids and calm the stomach.
  • Parsley: It treats many problems that can affect pregnant women, such as urine infections and stomach acid.