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36 weeks pregnant, on apple and water, get heartburn with other food. Is this normal?

I m 36 weeks pregnant and I am lucky if I can eat half or a full apple and be full all day is this normal? If I try eat anything else I get really bad heartburn and I m sick, I also have been trying to use gaviscon. The only thing I can drink is water but not too much, I m having bad headaches and feeling really weak and sometimes going light headed?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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Hello there.

Heart burn is very common in pregnancy, and worsens with increasing gestation. This is because increasing size of baby presses over the stomach and increases reflux of gastric contents producing heart burn.
You should take frequent small meals and plenty of fluids. Avoid spicy and oily foods.
Use of antacids like digene syrup or mucaine gel is safe in pregnancy to relieve heart burn.

I want to know if your Blood pressure has been normal. This is because raised blood pressure can also present with persistent upper abdominal pain, heart burn, headache, light headedness. Also there would be increasing swelling over the face and body which is seen as excess weight gain.
In case you have these, do see your doctor soon.

Take care
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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