I woke up twice in the night choking on sick and shit scared! This happened a few weeks ago but not as bad as this.
I know its probably acid reflux so will do the usual things my own fault night I had garlic bread and fizzy drinks not a good combo. Is this common in pregnancy? Im sleeping on my left side with one of those special bumps pillows but that doesnt seem to help Any advice please lovely ladies as even after eating i can still feel sick in my throat and want to avoid this happening again?!
Try and eat little and often. Avoid fatty, spicy, or strong flavoured foods. Avoid caffeine and fizzy drinks. Take Gaviscon on Rennies. Try not to eat a couple of hours before bed. Drink plenty of water. Don't lay down after eating. Prop yourself up in bed with extra pillows.
I did the opposite to all this, and my heartburn has been horrendous!
I have had this too in particular after drinking cola I try not to drink fizzy drinks in the evenings now and keep a bottle of gaviscon by my bed. I also have one of the long body length pregnancy pillows which I make into a v shape and sleep slightly proped up and that's really helped x
Oh you poor thing - I've had this my whole life, it's acid reflux and ime is made much much worse by rennies so avoid those. They soothe the problem temporarily and then you wake up several hours later with half a lung full of chalky sick, which isn't funny.
Things I do:
Sleep propped up - 2 pillows to keep head well above stomach Cool room and minimal covers. Getting warm make me sick Avoid acid foods such as tomato sauces and fruit in the evening, and eat your main protein meal at lunch Cook veg until soft - al dente veg and salads are hard to digest Avoid onion, leeks, peppers, and cucumbers Avoid crispy edges on eggs. Omelettes and fried eggs are hard to digest, scrambled and poached are easier Plain yoghurt is brilliant Don't eat or drink much before lying down, and if you feel a bit acidy in the night try some water before reaching for an indigestion remedy. Your body will adjust and produce more and more acid to counter act those in the long run.
Your doctor can prescribe meds to reduce stomach acid production, just ask if you feel you need this.