Indigestion in Pregnancy

If pregnancy were a contest and you don’t have “the burn” or other tummy discomforts YOU WIN! 

This seems to be a complaint with every pregnant mama I know. 

Learning natural ways to help with this yucky feeling is exactly what we’re talking about today. 

Heartburn and indigestion in pregnancy is normal. Of course it’s related to hormones because isn’t everything in pregnancy? It’s actually caused by two things. Hormones slowing down your digestion, and the pressure on your stomach from your growing baby. Many pregnant mamas complain about this.  The good news is there are many natural ways to prevent it, and to provide relief when it occurs.

Here are a few easy things you can do to help support your digestive system. 

Eat six or more times a day. Three smaller meals and snacks in between. Instead of just three large meals a day. 

Eat slowly and chew your food well, ideally we should be chewing our food to a creamy consistency, (I know, who does that)? This is where digestive enzymes come into play. Eat while sitting down, in a relaxed atmosphere. 

It also helps to to stay upright or go for a leisurely walk after a meal to help support healthy digestion. 

Believe it or not, good posture goes hand in hand with a healthy digestive system when sitting or standing. 

When you have to pick something up it’s much better to squat down rather than bending over forward especially right after eating.

Avoid wearing tight constrictive clothing, (I know, that’s not really a thing in pregnancy), bending over forward, lying flat or going to sleep right after eating a meal. 

dōTERRA’s TerraZyme is a whole food digestive enzyme that helps the body break down foods so our bodies can be super efficient in digesting and utilizing the nutrients we eat. This is relief in a bottle! When you have way too much to eat and your tummy is uncomfortable, add a drop or two of this oil in water and drink. This comes in a convenient softgel also. Rub on your belly to help with tummy troubles! Dilute with FCO for baby’s tummy. 

Do you need help with morning sickness? (place a drop in hands and breathe!) Can’t Poop ! Oh yes you can- add a drop or two into water and drink!

dōTERRA’s DigestTabs combine the amazing benefits of doTERRA’s proprietary DigestZen blend and calcium carbonate to combat any stomach discomforts. Best thing out there for digestive discomforts in pregnancy. Say goodbye to heartburn and indigestion! Seriously…it’s like Magic!! Designed to relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion, while promoting the overall health of the gastrointestinal tract. Use with or between meals to ease stomach upset. 

Of course these suggestions are great to follow whether you’re pregnant or not. I have effectively used them on myself, my hubby and the thousands of mamas I have worked with over the years. 

One of my passions is to empower you while trying to conceive, as well as throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Schedule a time (30 minutes) to chat with me. We will devise a personal plan for you.  https://www.theessentialmidwife.com/consult/