Heartburn During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, heartburn is very common. Although it may be uncomfortable at times, Rennie can help provide fast and effective relief from heartburn and indigestion.

All Rennie products are suitable for use during pregnancy as they act physically rather than by entering the bloodstream, neutralising excess stomach acid.

Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy. Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or prolonged, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. If you are pregnant, medicines can affect the unborn baby.

Heartburn During Pregnancy:
what causes it and how to avoid it

Heartburn is common during pregnancy, affecting 22% of women in the first trimester, 39% in the second and 72% in the third. This is because during pregnancy your body produces the hormone, progesterone, which slows down digestion and causes the muscular valve between the oesophagus and the stomach to relax, increasing the risk of acid reflux.

As a result stomach acid is more likely to leak into the oesophagus and cause a burning pain in your chest and throat. Also the pressure on your stomach increases as your baby grows which can force stomach acid into the oesophagus, again causing heartburn.

All Rennie products can be used during pregnancy if taken as instructed and if prolonged intake of high doses is avoided.

Heartburn During Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Pain behind
    the ribs
  • A knotted
    stomach
  • A burning sensation
    in your chest or
    throat after eating
  • A hot sour or salty
    tasting fluid in the
    back of your throat and
    difficulty swallowing

Heartburn treatment during Pregnancy

Because Rennie gets to work directly on the cause of the problem - the acid in your stomach and acts physically rather than by entering the bloodstream all Rennie products can be used during pregnancy, if taken as instructed and if prolonged intake of high dosages is avoided.

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

Rennie's antacid-based calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate formula works fast, neutralising excess stomach acid, turning it into water and other natural substances to help keep your tummy happy.

View the full range of Rennie products and find out how they can help to keep your tummy happy during pregnancy.

Prevention: how to avoid heartburn in pregnancy

Although heartburn during pregnancy is very common there are steps you can take to reduce the symptoms.

Take it slow

Eating Meals too Quickly

Eating your meals too quickly increases the likelihood of heartburn. Try to relax and enjoy your food. Keeping calm and avoiding stress will also help keep your digestive system flowing smoothly.

Eat small meals

Eat Smaller Meals

Eating five or six smaller meals rather than three large ones, which are hours apart, will prevent your stomach from becoming too full and pushing up under your diaphragm. If small meals don’t work for you, try to eat your main meal at lunchtime and your evening meal as early as possible. This will allow maximum time for food to pass down through the stomach and minimise the risk of acid reflux.

Eat dry

Water bottle

Try not to drink lots of liquid when you eat as it dilutes your digestive juices making them less effective. Instead, stay hydrated by drinking water in between meals.

Keep it up

Happy tummy smiling

Try to stay sitting upright after eating, as lying down can allow food and stomach acid to be regurgitated. Sleeping propped up by two or three pillows may also help in the later stages of pregnancy.

Dodge those fatty acids

Acid bottle

Foods such as nuts, seeds, dark fish, soybeans and wholegrain wheat, which are all polyunsaturated fatty acids can increase your chances of developing heartburn.

Fast effective relief, even at night.
There are times during pregnancy when heartburn can’t be avoided. Fortunately Rennie’s on hand to help to relieve those painful symptoms. Rennie’s antacid-based calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate formula works fast, neutralising excess stomach acid, turning it into water and other natural substances to help keep your tummy happy. Rennie can be taken day or night to relieve heartburn and indigestion fast.

Recommendations

  • Rennie® Peppermint

    Rennie® Peppermint

    UK’s number one heartburn and indigestion tablet brand
    (Based on sales data: Nielsen 52 w/e 02/01/2016)

    Containing Antacid to neutralise excess stomach acid, Rennie Peppermint and Spearmint Tablets work fast to relieve the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. With over 75 years of experience, a great taste and UK wide availability, it’s no surprise that Rennie is the UK’s number one heartburn and indigestion tablet*.

    * Based on sales data: Nielsen 52 w/e 02/01/2016

  • Rennie® Spearmint

    Rennie® Spearmint

    UK’s number one heartburn and indigestion tablet brand
    (Based on sales data: Nielsen 52 w/e 02/01/2016)

    Containing Antacid to neutralise excess stomach acid, Rennie Peppermint and Spearmint Tablets work fast to relieve the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. With over 75 years of experience, a great taste and UK wide availability, it’s no surprise that Rennie is the UK’s number one heartburn and indigestion tablet*.

    * Based on sales data: Nielsen 52 w/e 02/01/2016

  • Rennie® Sugar Free Spearmint

    Rennie® Sugar Free Spearmint

    Fast relief and it’s Sugar Free

    Containing antacid to neutralise excess stomach acid, Rennie® Sugar Free Tablets work fast to relieve the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion, giving you the choice to relieve your symptoms in a sugar free way. Being Sugar Free also enables people who need to monitor their sugar intake to confidently treat their heartburn and indigestion symptoms.

  • Rennie® EXTRA

    Rennie® EXTRA

    Powerful long lasting formula

    Rennie® EXTRA has a powerful long lasting formula that works in two ways to relieve the painful symptoms of heartburn in just 2 minutes:

    1. First, the antacids quickly soothe the burning pain in the chest and neutralise excess acid in the stomach.
    2. Second, the alginic acid forms a long lasting protective barrier in the stomach to stop acid from rising up into your chest.
  • Rennie® Orange

    Rennie® Orange

    Refreshing Relief

    A refreshing alternative to mint flavour tablets when treating your heartburn and indigestion. Rennie Orange gives the same fast and effective relief as the rest of the Rennie range. Rennie Orange contains calcium carbonate which turns excess acid into water and other natural substances.

Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or prolonged, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. If you are pregnant, medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, heartburn is very common. Although it may be uncomfortable at times, Rennie can help provide fast and effective relief from heartburn and indigestion.

All Rennie products are suitable for use during pregnancy as they act physically rather than by entering the bloodstream, neutralising excess stomach acid.

Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy. Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or prolonged, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. If you are pregnant, medicines can affect the unborn baby.

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