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I'm 8 wks pregnant and have heartburn & feel full all the time. I eat small meals but it doesn't help. Any suggestions about my problem?

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It sounds like you're going about it the right way, unfortunately, they're both nagging side effects of pregnancy.  I had heartburn all the time with my daughter; my doc said Tums and milk were good anecdotes.  With my son, I would get it now and then, but when I got it, it was really, really bad.  Try to avoid acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits, spicy foods, and chcolate can sometimes be a culprit.  These things won't 'hurt' your baby, but they could definitely make your heartburn worse!
Heartburn and the feeling of fullness are normal symptoms of pregnancy.  The small meals is a good idea.  Plus cutting back on acid causing foods can help sometimes.  Is it just heartburn or does it feel like acid reflux?  I myself get acid reflux when I am pregnant and it gets worse as I get bigger.  My doctor has given me zantax to relieve it.  Plus tums or rolaids can work for quick relief.  I wouldn't drink milk, because if you have heartburn it means that your stomach acid is rumbling in there and to add milk will make you get an upset stomach or to vomit.  I do suggest that you ask your doctor about this, because there are many medicines for this that are ok to take during pregnancy and your doctor can prescribe or suggest some for you.  I hope that this helped.
My problem was constipation, your intestins slow down and the prenatal doesnt help. You get backed-up and collect gas which tries to come back up, you feel full and bloated all the time. if you take tums, make sure you dont take the kind with calcium, the calcium keeps iron from being absorbed into your body and can make you week and possibly anemic. I am anemic and on iron supplements and i was taking tums and i was still anemic, until i read the instuctions my doctor gave me.... Maalox is my best friend. I have a bottle at home, one in my purse, and one at work!

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