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Dr. Randall

Heartburn can be more of a problem in the third trimester, mainly because your baby is growing larger. It’s especially important now to eat smaller, more frequent meals and stay away from spicy, acidic foods. Also, be sure to give yourself at least two hours between eating and going to bed, since laying down can make your heartburn worse.

Other steps that you can take to reduce heartburn as you delivery approaches include:

  • Eat six to eight small meals each day
  • Eat slowly; chew food well
  • Avoid deep fried, greasy, and spicy foods
  • Drink fluids between your meals
  • Avoid citrus fruits and juices
  • Go for a walk after meals
  • Avoid lying down right after eating
  • Elevate the head of your bed, and
  • Ask your provider to suggest an antacid