INDIGESTION AND HEARTBURN
This is partly caused due to hormonal
changes and later the growing womb pressing on the stomach.
- Try eating smaller
meals more often.
- Sit up straight
when you are eating as this takes the pressure off your
- Avoid foods
that cause indigestion problems, e.g., spicy foods, fried
Heartburn is a form of indigestion
in which a burning sensation extends from the stomach into
the throat when acid is released up through the oesophagus.
It is due to hormonal effects, which delay passage of food
through the stomach, combined with the pressure of the growing
- Sleep well propped
up and especially keep your head up by use plenty of pillows.
- Drink a glass
of milk when you have heartburn problem. Keep a glass of
milk by your bed in case you wake up with heartburn in the
- In case
of too much trouble consult your doctor.
- Avoid eating
or drinking a few hours before going to bed.