I don’t think before now that I have ever had heart burn.
It is a horrible burning sensation, which seems to last forever!
Recently I have been teaching classes with this distracting yuck in my throat.
I have finally found something which helps ease the burning without taking any over-the-counter medicine.
If you too are a lucky one to have never experienced it I will try to explain.
It is common in pregnancy because the valve between the oesophagus and stomach has become more relaxed and is now not as efficient at preventing food mixed with acid juices regurgitating back.
This irritates the lining of the oesophagus causing a burning sensation behind the front of the ribcage.
This can last for several hours, but it is not cause for alarm.
Ways to minimise heartburn:
Eat little and often,
Drink a glass of milk or natural yoghurt to neutralize stomach acid.
Sit up-right when eating.
Avoid laying down for at least an hour after eating.
Of course if your symptoms persist then consult your doctor or mid-wife.
I have found that eating a natural yoghurt has worked a treat for me.
Any other cures please post!
Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach