Homeopathic Remedies for Heartburn in Pregnancy

This blog post will help you say goodbye to pregnancy heartburn with homeopathic remedies.

You may be experiencing heartburn for a few reasons…

  1. with your expanding belly, your stomach has less space to expand
  2. hormones have relaxed the sphincter of the stomach, making it easier for acid to escape
  3. hormones have caused your digestion to slow and your liver to work less efficiently

Some simple things to try…

  • eating smaller meals more frequently, thoroughly chewing each bit
  • trying not to drink a lot of fluids with your meals, as to not bloat the stomach
  • avoiding foods that have caused you discomfort
  • drinking ginger or chamomile tea
  • eating an apple after a meal and/or before bed


homeopathy to the heartburn rescue

Regardless of the cause or if the above suggestions helped a bit or not, rest assured that you can find help in one of the remedies below.

PAY ATTENTION to what sets you off, what makes the heartburn better, what it feels like, where it exactly is. These details will guide you to the remedy that your body needs.

With my clients, I recommend the acute does of 30CH, unless otherwise mentioned. For help on how often to take your chosen remedy, along with other important information, please read through this blog post.

Antimodium Crudum (Ant Crud)

This remedy may be useful for your heartburn if some of the following is true:

  • you are very bloated and burp a lot following every meal
  • you have reflux that tastes sweet, or of the food you ate
  • bread, pastries, acidic foods, sweets and pork all make your heartburn worse
  • your heartburn is worse after cold bathing or in hot weather
  • the heartburn makes you feel very irritable, and when you’re in pain you do not want to be touched

Arsenicum Album

This remedy may be useful for your heartburn if some of the following is true:

  • your heartburn truly feels like it’s burning
  • when experiencing heartburn, cold foods, acidic foods and melons make it worse
  • you want to take frequent sips of water
  • your heartburn may come on after midnight
  • with your heartburn, you feel anxious, exhausted or restless

Bryonia

This remedy may be useful for your heartburn if some of the following is true:

  • your heartburn pain is sharp, cutting and may feel better with legs pulled up to your chest
  • your stomach is also sore and tender to touch
  • you may have reflux that tastes bitter, or of the food you ate
  • after you eat a meal, you feel pressure in your stomach
  • you want cold water or coffee
  • your heartburn is worse from moving around, and better when resting
  • anger may provoke your heartburn
  • you are very irritable when in pain

Carbo Vegetallis

This remedy may be useful for your heartburn if some of the following is true:

  • your heartburn runs through the whole digestive tract
  • you also experience very obvious bloating with lots of burping and gas (that is painful)
  • you may have sour tasting reflux
  • you may have stomach pain that radiates to the spine or lower back
  • you feel full very quickly and regurgitate your food
  • heartburn comes on about a half hour after eating
  • fatty foods, butter, milk, rich foods, coffee and beans all can bring on the heartburn
  • laying down makes your pain worse, while passing gas relieves it
  • you feel the pain as cramping, and bending over helps

Lycopodium

This remedy may be useful for your heartburn if some of the following is true:

  • your heartburn is really burning, and burns your throat for hours
  • you have sour tasting burps
  • you are very hungry, but your stomach becomes full and very bloated after eating just a small amount
  • your stomach feels swollen and is sensitive to touch

Natrum muriaticum

This remedy may be useful for your heartburn if some of the following is true:

  • you have watery, sweet reflux
  • you have cramping in your abdomen
  • you feel worse after eating starchy foods
  • you keep your emotions to yourself

Nux Vomica

This remedy may be useful for your heartburn if some of the following is true:

  • your heartburn comes on after you overindulged
  • the heartburn comes on a few hours after eating
  • you have a bitter or sour taste in your mouth
  • you may feel like you need to puke, poop or pass gas, but you can’t
  • your stomach feels very heavy and painful
  • fatty foods, spicy foods and caffeine are what you crave, but they bring on your heartburn
  • tight clothing aggravates the pain
  • warmth and laying down helps the heartburn
  • you are very irritable
  • your heartburn may be made worse from an overuse of antacids, tums or medications 

Pulsatilla

This remedy may be useful for your heartburn if some of the following is true:

  • your heartburn feels like it’s cutting, and may change locations and intensity often
  • your heartburn comes on about an hour after a meal
  • you have sour or bitter tasting burps, tasting and smelling like what you ate
  • food rises into your mouth as if you will puke
  • the taste of what you ate sits in your mouth forever
  • you are not thirsty
  • fats, rich foods, fruit and ice cream all can bring on your heartburn
  • the pain makes you emotional and want to cry
  • you feel worse laying around
  • you feel better moving around outside
The following cell salt can be used alongside one of the chosen remedies, or on it’s own…

Nat phos 6X

This cell salt has an amazing ability to relieve a range of symptoms related to acidity in the body. Nat phos can stimulate the body’s ability to break down the acids and restore a natural balance without slowing digestion or neutralizing the acids needed to digest food.

You may choose to add in this cell salt 2-3x per day until heartburn is a thing of the past.

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