'Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD

Anyone pregnant and dealing with Gerd? Has it gotten worse or better?

Anyone pregnant and dealing with Gerd? Has it gotten worse or better?

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Crystal Burke
was horrible especially at the end.. both pregnancies were bad..

Mohd Fairuz
My wife gerd, getting bad on 2nd trimester (send to ER 3time), 3rd tri getting better(rare attack). Post natal no complain so far (been 5month post natal)..

Yvonne Brewer
I just get really nauseated have had a few flare ups.

Niecy Washington
I was and it was horrible!!! Heartburn, nausea, indegestion, and constantly coughing up acidic stomach mucus. I was on some type of pill for nausea that didnt work. I pepto, rolaids, and tums on me @ all times. I only gained 15lbs throughout the pregnancy. I delivered a 6lb. 3oz. bby @ 37 weeks.

Fallon Marie Johnston
I’m pregnant right now and and all the same symptoms its terrible and every night I wake up with stomach acid in my throat choking me.

Niecy Washington
Yes, it's awful. How far along are you?

Fallon Marie Johnston
21 weeks.

Yvonne Brewer
Wow Niecy Washington that is a lot. I hope all goes well with my lo. Didn’t have Gerd until I lost my baby in 2016. Guess my worrying and anxiety hasn’t help. Definitely avoiding trigger foods/drinks/etc. I was too losing a lot of weight till now that I’m pregnant. Truly a blessing.😊

Stephanie Jones
I was pregnant with gerd 5 years ago & I didn't know it. It was horrible. Shortness of breath, gasping for air , heartburn & I had tachycardia with panic attacks😔

Stefanie Lara
It was bad, there is medication you can take during pregnancy that helps

Yvonne Brewer
Hopefully I won’t need just had 3 episodes. Where is food I shouldn’t have had like pizza, mozzarella sticks, and tacos. Can anyone have macaroni everytime I try to eat velveta macaroni I get sick. Are there any alternatives? Need more recipes for different foods.

Stefanie Lara
Yvonne Brewer I had severe morning sickness so I pretty much lived off fruit or nothing really and still had it bad, I found drinking milk helped randomly X.

Catherine Atamian
Drank a lot of gaviscon. My Gerd was through the roof when I was pregnant. Didn’t stop till the moment I gave birth. Even then I was sick with reflux. But slightly better then before.

Tamara Rebecca Corfield
I just give birth to my little girl and u suffered with gerd really bad after having my 1year old when I fell pregnant it was worse some days then other days it was non existence since having my baby it seems to have cleared up xxxx.

Fallon Marie Johnston
Yes I’m on Protonix and Ranitidine just seen the GI doctor yesterday I’m going to try Dexilant now and see how that works instead my reflux is so bad and unbearable but I try to eat a bland diet stay away from tigger foods like chocolate and anything spicy lots of tums.

Amy Rawls Dodson
Yes on nexium, Zantac, gavisvon and carafate. 😕 but mine was bad before I got pregnant.

Crystal Burke
horrible both pregnancies.. and slowed down a little after delivery but took a while with both to slow down and things that normally would not bother me to stop.. right now im 4 weeks after having my son and still a little off.. its been rough..

Maggie Pelham Spadone
I first realized I had GERD 4 weeks before I found out I was pregnant. It was awful. Then went away. Had my son and 4 months later it came back.

Alicia Barragan
Horrible feeling but struggle.

Stephanie Jones
Mine was horrible as well, I also had tachycardia & could hear my heart beating in my ear the last 3 months of pregnancy. You have my sympathy.

Taarna Swanson
I actually went through so much milk, it was so bad I had to sleep sitting up or I end up choking in my sleep.

Amy Rawls
Yep I have my bed on an incline now.

Taarna Swanson
Ahh bless it's a nightmare as I have my pillows always raised but it's so uncomfy.

Jennifer Price Oakley
A growing uterus pushes up the stomach and bowels. It displaces them from their normal placement in the abdomen. Yes, it can cause worsening of GERD. It also causes constipation. Pregnant women that don't have GERD suffer from severe heartburn because of this. I have suffered from reflux/GERD ever since I was born. I have had 3 babies. My first 2 I ate Tums like candy but still suffered terribly. I had not stated PPI yet when I had these 2. My most recent one (he is now 6 months old) I was on PPI and it made a huge difference. It was a completely different pregnancy than my first two. I only had to take some Tums occasionally and it was if I had eaten a trigger food when I shouldn't have.

Suzanne Wieler Friesen
Yup going through my 3rd pregnancy and it definitely makes it a bit worse.

June June
Thanks Jennifer Price Oakley I hope it does not rob me off the chance having kids. So when u have given birth, everything goes to the previous state. But not worse than before?

June June
Suzanne Wieler Friesen worse during pregnancy? What about after pregnancy?

Suzanne Wieler Friesen
I usually went right back to normal as far as I can remember.

Crystal Leigh Woody
That is good news, Suzanne. I'm newly pregnant (6 1/2 weeks) but have already noticed an increase in symptoms.

Jennifer Price Oakley
The uterus will remain larger than normal immediately after birth (size of grapefruit) but only for about 10-14 days, it gets smaller day by day. After that, all organs move back to normal placement. I always went back to my usual non-pregnant state with my GERD right after delivery
too.

Hillary Clarendon Blumenthal
Yes. My reflux that I've had since I was 10, was way worse when I was pregnant! I was even on PPIs. It started early on too but was definitely worst near the end. I did 'food combining' the last few months and it saved me. You can google it. It helps!!!
Don't eat anywhere near bedtime, sleep propped up or sitting up even😑(use travel neck pillow), chew gum, sip hot tea, slippery elm, walk after meals and don't bend over, squat!
I was relived that after I delivered, my heartburn was gone and I was able to pig out on hospital food!
I'm now off PPIs and trying to figure it out naturally but I'm dreading pregnancy again!

Jennifer Price Oakley
June Lau, don't let your GERD keep you from having kids. Children are well worth the few months of pregnancy struggles. My advice is to find a treatment plan that works for controlling yours. Then when you are pregnant, avoid all known trigger foods and eat several small meals a day rather than large meals.

Allison Rambush
GERD was never a problem with me until I got pregnant a few years ago and it never really went away :/

Allison Rambush
But it was def all worth it for me :)

Angel Peters Jackson Curtis
Same thing ^^^^^ with me. 10 years of nothing but burning until I had the Nissen surgery. 3 weeks of bliss so far.

Nicky Jane Waites
Gerd wasn't a problem with me either till about 2-3 months into my pregnancy then hell broke loose and it all started I'm now 35 weeks pregnant and suffering severely being sick in pain everyday up all night burning not eating and struggling to keep positive iv been to A+E 4 times during this pregnancy its been that bad iv had 3 kids already and had no problems in pregnancy with then I'm seriously hoping and praying this will go after my baby is born x

Erica Samantha
This is good info as I have had GERD for about 10 years and I am trying to get pregnant.

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