How can I treat my heartburn in week 17 of pregnancy?

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During week 17, you're likely to have symptoms of indigestion like heartburn. Although heartburn can be painful there are ways to manage your symptoms. Eating small meals throughout the day and avoiding lying down after a meal can help reduce your symptoms. Avoiding spicy, fried, fatty, acidic foods and caffeine may also help. Talk to your doctor about using over-the-counter or prescription medications to manage more severe symptoms. Chewing gum can also help by triggering your saliva production, which can help minimize stomach acid. Talk to your doctor about which antacids may be used; some are not good during pregnancy due to ingredients like aspirin or aluminum.

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Week 17 Of Pregnancy

Week 17 Of Pregnancy

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ansparent skin. You may begin to experience heartburn as your uterus expands, crowding your abdominal organs. You may even feel your baby move for the first time -- called quickening. Learn more about the changes to expect during the 17th week of pregnancy with expert advice from Sharecare.
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