You may be wondering “How can I manage reflux in pregnancy?🤰🏼” On Instagram @AndreaHardyRD, I talk all about being pregnant with reflux and what you can do to help manage it!
Reflux any time really but given that I’m 🤰🏼…
I have struggled with reflux most of my adult life. It’s well controlled when I control my IBS and make smart food choices, but pregnancy has been a WHOLE other beast.
Everyone regals their pregnancy story of maxing out on Tums or Gaviscon and continuing to suffer!
You DON’T need to suffer through pregnancy reflux. (or any reflux really). Here is my TOP tips:
- Avoid spicy, fatty, and acidic foods. Watch for mint, it can relax your esophagus!
- Eat regularly. Reducing large volume meals can reduce pressure.
- Get a bra and pants that FIT. My rib cage was the first thing that expanded this pregnancy – meaning my old bras had to go. Tight clothes = more pressure. More pressure = more reflux. (Pro tip: It’s pandemic… do we really need bras and pants anyway?😂)
- Elevate your head of bed – get a wedge pillow so you don’t wake up with a runny nose and sore throat from refluxing all night long.
My last most important tip‼️ If you’re having break through reflux with all the nutrition, lifestyle, and OTC options (gaviscon, tums, Pepcid) TALK.WITH.YOUR.DOCTOR.
A prescription PPI, omeprazole is safe and every effective during pregnancy. You don’t have to ‘suffer through it’ at the expense of adequate intake, sleep, comfort, and your poor esophagus!