Do you have Pregnancy heart burn? What not to eat!

Here’s the story on some common acid reflux triggers that may—or may not—affect you. Of course, it’s best to avoid the foods that bother you.

High-fat foods tend to relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle, which usually stays tight to keep acid in the stomach and out of the esophagus.

Spicy foods can irritate the lining of the esophagus leading to heartburn in some people.

Tomatoes, citrus fruits, and onions are acidic and trigger heartburn in some people.

Mint, long thought to aid in digestion, tends to stimulate reflux in people with acid reflux disease.

Alcoholic drinks can damage the lining of the esophagus and the stomach. And fermented beverages, like wine and beer, can also increase the production of stomach acid.

Caffeinated drinks—including coffees, teas, sodas, and even hot chocolate—are a problem for some people with acid reflux disease. Even decaffeinated coffee, although better than regular coffee, is still acidic and can aggravate heartburn.

Sodas, even if they’re caffeine-free, can trigger heartburn because they are carbonated.

Tips to help you prevent acid reflux symptoms

Eat your last evening meal or snack at least 3 hours before bedtime. Most of the food in your stomach is digested within 3 hours. Once food is digested, it cannot back up into your esophagus when you lie down
Have smaller meals. Eating large meals creates pressure in your stomach. This pressure can force acid from the stomach into your esophagus, causing heartburn or other acid reflux disease symptoms

What not to say to a pregnant woman!

OMG! Why is it that people just don’t know what to say to a pregnant woman? Here are a few of my favorites! Tell me yours! Cindy
1. Wow! You have really popped! What I want to say: First of all, don’t start your sentence with WOW when you see me and yes I’ve popped I pregnant you jack!
2. Ahhhhhhh! Do you feel fat or do you feel pretty? What I want to say: First of all, my baby and I are healthy, so thats all I care about and walk your skinny butt away from me before I show you how I feel!
3. Oh! You are due in Oct? Wow! That seems so far! What I want to say: Really? Does it seem far to you because its a lifetime to me! Go away!
4. I just love the pregnant belly (as they rub me down). What I want to say: I don’t even know you! What are you touching me? My senses are heightened and you smell like garbage, GO AWAY!

Ok, those are just a few! Ill share more later! I’ve got plenty! Cin

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