What is happening to my Baby?
- See your doctor to discuss about taking antenatal supplements. You must eat a healthy and balanced diet. However, taking taking the antenatal supplements will help provide you with any deficiency that you may have from your diet. Some women may experience nausea when taking the supplement. One tip is to take it at night before going to bed or with meals.
- Eat five smaller meals instead of three larger meals
- Avoid lying down immediately after having meals. Wait at least 3 hours before going off to bed at night.
- Avoid spicy oily foods
- Avoid certain trigger food such as chocolate, caffeine, tomato based juices, vinegar or minty foods. Keep a food diary to note which food trigger your heart burn
- If the heart burn occurs at night, sleep with your head propped up with pillows or elevate the head of your bed. This keeps your acid in your stomach instead of going up into your esophagus
- You could ask your doctor to prescribe you some medication. Over the counter drugs such as Mylanta and Gaviscon could help relieve your heart burn. Ask your doctor first before taking any of this medication.