Pregnancy

Many women suffer from both heartburn (acid reflux) and indigestion during pregnancy and it tends to become more common as the pregnancy progresses. In fact, it can arise as early as the second trimester, affecting up to 80%* of pregnant women.

There are two main reasons why heartburn and, to a lesser extent, indigestion are common at this time.

  1. The surge in the hormone progesterone causes muscles to relax. This includes the sphincter (ring of muscle) at the entrance to the stomach. When this relaxes, stomach acids are able to travel back up into the oesophagus (food pipe) causing heartburn.
  2. During the latter stages of pregnancy symptoms can also be caused by the baby physically putting pressure on the woman's digestive tract.

The symptoms of heartburn and indigestion are the same for anyone else who suffers. Although harmless to you and your baby, it can be painful and leave you feeling uncomfortable. There are some simple steps you can take if you are pregnant and suffering from heartburn or indigestion.

  • eating a healthy diet
  • sitting and/or sleeping in a more upright position 

9 out of 10 pregnant women found Gaviscon Double Strength Liquid effective for heartburn treatment **

Treatments
What makes Gaviscon suitable for pregnancy

Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

References:
*Strugala et al, 2012 - clinical study with Gaviscon Liquid - financial sponsor RB
**Lindow et al, 2003 - clinical study with Gaviscon Advance - financial sponsor RB

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Always read the label.  Use only as directed.  If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.