Welcome Back!

User Name
Not Registered?

Tell us a little about yourself.

My child’s birthday is (for newsletter customization):

Enter an email address:

This is where your newsletters will be delivered to and where GreatDad.com will contact you with your new account information.

father's forum

A place to discuss, learn and share ideas, thoughts and solutions.
Latest Posts

Services for ordering draw...
Posts: 1 Views: 34

Self Serve Sneeze Guard-Po...
Posts: 1 Views: 134

Process Of Booking Delta A...
Posts: 1 Views: 94

Process Of Booking Delta A...
Posts: 1 Views: 117

World777 || Play Online &a...
Posts: 2 Views: 186

hi mom!

Would you like to share this site with your husband or a friend?

Just enter his email address and your name below and we'll let him know all about GreatDad.com.

His email address
Your Name

How can Your Spouse Cope with Heartburn during Pregnancy

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 22-08-2006

Your spouse is likely to suffer from heartburn during her pregnancy. This happens because the hormone progesterone, produced during pregnancy, relaxes a valve situated between her stomach and esophagus. Because of the relaxation of this valve, stomach acids that are usually restricted to the stomach start to rise up into the esophagus and cause heartburn. The growing baby too pushes the uterus up against her stomach, and this further aggravates heartburn.

Though heartburn cannot be avoided completely, your spouse can reduce its intensity in the following ways:

  • Eating smaller meals, and at regular intervals

  • Eating slowly and chewing the food well to allow saliva to neutralize the acid

  • Avoiding carbonated sodas, processed meats, spicy and fatty foods, chocolates, caffeine, and other foods articles that are likely to intensify heartburn symptoms

  • Avoiding too much water along with the meals

  • Giving up cigarettes or alcohol

  • Eating meals at least a couple of hours before lying down or going to bed

  • Wearing comfortable and loose-fitting clothes to bed

  • Sleeping with the upper part of the body propped up on a pillow. This will prevent the acid from entering into the esophagus.

  • Taking an antacid containing calcium or magnesium; this should ideally be done only after consulting the doctor first.