|Eat several small meals each day instead of three large ones.|
|Take your time and eat slowly.|
|Avoid fried, spicy, or rich foods, or any foods that seem to cause you gastrointestinal distress.|
|Avoid drinking large quantities of fluids during meals. Drinking large amounts while eating may increase the risk of heart burn. It's important to drink eight to ten glasses of water daily during pregnancy, but sip it between meals.|
|Don't lie down directly after eating.|
|Keeping the head of your bed higher than the foot of your bed (or you can sleep propped up with several pillows or a wedge) can prevent stomach acids from rising into your chest.|
|Avoid any tightness around your waist and tummy. Wear loose-fitting clothing.|
|Don't eat close to bedtime. Give yourself two to three hours to digest before you lie down.|
|Try chewing gum after eating.|
|Drink a cup of milk.|
|Chew ice or ice pop.|
|Eat cracker or toast.|
|Ask your doctor about using medications which are generally safe to use during pregnancy.|
|If your heartburn persists, see your doctor. He or she may prescribe medications that are safe to take during pregnancy.|
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