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Heartburn- In Pregnancy  How Your Food Can Help?

Heartburn- in pregnancy How your food can help?

Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, but it comes with its

own unique challenges like heartburn…

Why do you get heartburn during pregnancy?

  • Increased level of oestrogen & progesterone during

your pregnancy relaxes the valve that keeps the acid

in your stomach.

  • Also, your growing baby exerts upward pressure

on your stomach leading to heartburn.


While this can not be preventive 100%, some life style modification

can help you in heartburn and they are as follow-

  • Have small, frequent meal
  • Don’t eat stomach full at a time
  • Never do over eating
  • Avoid spicy & fatty foods
  • Have your dinner at least 2 hours before bed
  • While sleeping use pillow to keep your head raised.
  • Never go empty stomach for long hours.
  • Do regular exercise and pranayama.

Along with this life style modification, your food can help

you to get some relief.

Nutrients that helps you in heartburn during pregnancy are-

# Magnesium:

Magnesium helps to control the action of the

valve present between your stomach and esophagus.

Good natural vegetarian sources of magnesium are:

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Almond
  • Fig
  • Banana


Calcium is a very essential micro-nutrient to maintain proper

muscle tone.

Good natural vegetarian sources of calcium are:

  • Ragi
  • Curry leaves
  • Sesame seeds

Remember – food plays a very important part during pregnancy.

Your qualified dietitian can prescribe you a diet for pregnancy

that is both healthy & tasty. You are in-charge of

2 lives now…

That’s all for today,

See you next Tuesday,

With another Tuesday tip.

Till then….

Take care.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic physician

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