Pregnancy digestion problems

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Pregnancy digestion problems

Acidity and heartburn :-
The bigger your baby bump gets, the more acidity and heartburn become
a problem, as your growing baby pushes stomach acids up to your oesophagus, causing a burning sensation. There are few steps you can
take to help with heartburn and acidity:

  • Eat smaller but more frequent meals.
  • Don’t leave long gaps between meals.
  • When you lie down, raise the head of your mattress or use pillows to keep your head and shoulders at a higher level than your stomach.
  • Don’t lie down for at least an hour after eating.

Constipation: –
Constipation is very common because digestion generally slows down during pregnancy. If you are constipated, you can help yourself by:

  • Drinking enough fluids.
  • Eating fibre. Fibre can be found in whole grain foods and fruits.
  • Taking regular exercise.

Don’t take a laxative without consulting your doctor. Not all are safe during pregnancy.
Gas and Bloating :-
During pregnancy, you will probably have more gas and bloating than usual. This is another result of slowed digestive process.

  • Eat and drink slowly. This will reduce the amount of air you swallow.
  • Always eat in an upright position, even if it is just a small snack.
  • Get moving – take regular walks to speed up your sluggish digestion.

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