Heartburn during pregnancy




      Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat.

      Heartburn during pregnancy

      Suffering from heartburn during pregnancy? Don’t worry, 82% of pregnant women do.

      Causes & Symptoms


      What causes heartburn during pregnancy? Well, there are usually two main reasons you’re suffering:

      1. Hormones released in pregnancy relax the muscles that normally keep stomach acid down. 
      2. As your bump grows, it puts increasing pressure on your oesophagus, making it more likely for heartburn to occur.

      What are the symptoms of heartburn during pregnancy?

      • A bloated feeling
      • Burning/pain in the chest area
      • Burping
      • Bringing up food
      • Feeling sick, or vomiting


      Is it okay to take Gaviscon if I’m pregnant?

      Gaviscon Advance is is our best formulation for pregnancy. It starts working in minutes and provides long-lasting protection. Its extra-strength formula and reduced sodium content lets you get on with your day worry-free.

      How long do heartburn symptoms last?

      Symptoms of heartburn can differ from a dull ache that lasts for 5 minutes after eating, to a burning pain that arises when your body is reacting to stress. If you are experiencing uncomfortable pains irregularly or more intensely than usual, always consult a doctor.

      Is heartburn during pregnancy common?

      Yes! The influx of progesterone and the growing baby in your belly both work together to make heartburn during pregnancy a reality that 82% of mothers face.



      Heartburn during pregnancy is common, and the good news is that there are safe and effective treatments for it.

      As an anti-systemic, Gaviscon Advance is designed to act locally in the stomach. It has the lowest sodium content of any product in the Gaviscon range, making it best suited for pregnant women.

      You can also look to make lifestyle changes. Consider:

      • Eating small meals rather than three big portions a day
      • Watching your posture (a straight, upright back is good, especially when eating)

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