Indigestion is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy with 80% of women experiencing it at some point.
Some women find they get that strong burning sensation after they eat, from just a few weeks into their pregnancy. For others, it becomes a problem later on when their bump is expanding and there seems to be no room for food. But what is clear, is that most women will get indigestion at some point in their pregnancy, and it can be very very uncomfortable and can make you feel nauseous and bloated.
There is no one cause of indigestion in pregnancy – it’s a mix of hormones, your expanding womb pressing on your stomach and relaxing of muscles in the oesophagus which can let acid move back out of the stomach.
Luckily antacids are one of the few medicines that are safe to take during pregnancy but here are five other tips for avoiding that post-meal pain.
Find out what foods to eat to beat that burning sensation, what to avoid and other tricks for a happier tummy
2) Avoid spicy, fatty and fried foods
It is not unheard of for women to crave
a curry during pregnancy but eating lots of spicy, fatty or rich food can make indigestion worse. Raw onions, say in a salad, can also cause pain to creep in after a meal.
If your cravings are strong or you are tempted by that tikka masala, just remember you may have to suffer the consequences after.
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