Heartburn in Pregnancy and Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum for Heartburn during Pregnancy

When nothing else works try chewing gum for heartburn during pregnancy!

Studies have shown that chewing on a piece or two of gum, it seems, helps force fluids back into the stomach and flood the oesophagus with alkaline saliva, neutralizing acids that cause the characteristic burning sensations.

What have you tried for pregnancy heartburn?

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12 comments

  1. Profile gravatar of ferreira.lauren

    If only I’d known this when I was preggies!! I will tell my hubby to try it though as he suffers from heartburn terribly ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Profile gravatar of Nadia

    Wish I knew that! I used prescribed medication, because I suffered from the most terrible heartburn, luckily it’s all over now. I gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl. She was worth the suffering ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Profile gravatar of Yummymom7

    Thats amazing, one more item in my grocery list
    Thank you

  4. Profile gravatar of Bernie

    I’m going to go get a truck load today! This heartburn is horrible and nothing works so far. I have drank so much Gaviscon and it has stopped working. I can barely eat and I still have nearly 6 weeks to go.

  5. Profile gravatar of TiredMommy

    This info came 3 1/2 weeks too late! Wish I had known.

  6. Cool to know this for next baby.
    Wonder if it will work for hubby too cause he also got bad heartburn while i was pregnant. Lol

    • Profile gravatar of Lynne Huysamen

      I am sure it would Marisca, how interesting that he heartburn while you were pregnant! Does he usually suffer from heartburn? Did you know that there are so many men that land up getting some of the pregnancy symptoms when their wife or mother to be of their child is pregnant!

  7. No he never gets heartburn but while i was pregnant he got it bad. He would wake up at night to go get a Rennie or drink a glass of milk. The bugger – i cant be the only one suffering
    My friend’s husband got morning sickness!!! Crazy!!!

  8. Profile gravatar of vhutshilo

    The gum has real helps me in my first trimesters oh God I chew it until my gums hurt but now it’s no longer my favorite

  9. Profile gravatar of Lisa๐Ÿ’•

    Awesome good to know…chewing gum is also a prevention of your ears from going closed when flying it helps alot to chew your gum of i dont my ears are closed for 2/3 days solod terrible feeling.

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