So as you know, I am not an expert. I am just a pregnant lady trying to help other pregnant ladies with my experience. I have only been pregnant once. Now my MOTHER has been pregnant 22 times. With 16 children. All alive and well!!! (She had some miscarriages).

So she is the queen of advice, and when I give you my advice, I may be stealing her advice, so she can sue me later. But, HEARTBURN WHEN PREGNANT stinks.

So let's talk about it.

It happened to me randomly, and when I ate random things so I am SURE everyone is different.
Orange juice ALWAYS gives me heartburn. And lemonade. Two of my FAVORITE drinks.
So get used to giving things up for peace when you are pregnant. Here are 3 things that helped me relieve it.

1. Tums Of course this is the easy answer. Chew tums. But you know what? They are gross and disgusting and chalky at times. And sometimes you can eat so many, its just more worth it to deal with the heartburn. Which is more like in your throat and feels like you are going to burp but you never do. So I tried lots of other things too. At Walgreens I found Chewable Antacids. Like starburst chewy. Because A LONG time ago I tried Rolaid Tums, but since Rolaid is on a major recall because wood and dirt were found in their products, they don't have them. But they were more likable than the Walgreen chewys. So Tums, or other chewables are helpful, but not my favorite choice.

2. Apples Everytime I had the annoying heartburn/upset stomach/felt weird from something I ate. I would cut up an apple (not peel it) and put it in a clean bowl and it looked more delicious than biting it and eating it off the core. was INSTANT relief 99.9% of the time. So try it, apples.

3. Pepcid/generic Wal-Mart brand (Equate) This was my ULTIMATE saver. Now I waited to ask my doctor. MISTAKE, should have just started doing it. It is perfectly safe, and I took one just whenever I felt it in my throat. FASTEST BEST, INSTANT BEAUTIFUL RELIEF. Wonderful. It says on the bottle to take them every time before you eat, but I didn't need it that much.

Now here are some things that I didn't do faithfully but they did help when I did do them.
Drink a lot of water (sometimes this made me puke after I ate something that gave me heartburn).
Eating a lot of raw veggies. My favorites were just carrots, I just carried around a bag of carrots. This helped me feel great in the heartburn area.
Also, my mom told me that Aloe Vera juice helped her heartburn (I never tried this so I can't claim its wonders, but if you are an all natural lover this would be a good one for you)
Also 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar mixed with a glass of water, with your meal can help the aftershock of a spicy/salty/greasy meal.


Bad smells are EVERYWHERE! When you are pregnant, all you can do is try to escape the horrid smells that surround you. The smells help you throw up, make you ill when you thought you were doing okay, and make the already queasy, much more queasy.

Well sisters, I have a few helps/solutions.
1. First of all, the garbage can in my house was always a disgusting place for smells. It was an open trash can and I had an epiphany one day when I realized I needed to invest in a lid trash can.
Who wants to pay $100.00 for a can?
Not me!
There are so many solutions for a trash can with a lid.
Start with Walmart, Target, Ross, TJ Maxx.
I ended up getting a stainless steel can at Target $39.99.
My husband thought I was crazy, but it helped me when I walked in the door from work and didn't smell trash right away, worth every stinkin' penny!
2. Plug-In Odor-Neutralizer for wherever the smell is created. Bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, garage, or even bedroom!
I bought mine at Wal-Mart. You can find them in the fans, and hardware section, not the air freshener section.  Make sure you don't buy one that is just an air freshener. They mask the odor, you need one that really is heavy duty. The spray odor neutralizers work for a few minutes, but I got a plug-in, save my life odor neutralizer. You can use a smell insert into the actual base of the neutralizer, or don't use one at all. I recommend not using one, because that smell could make you sick, or you could just get sick of it. Oh the beauty of pregnancy.
3. Peppermint Oil/Any other essential oil that you enjoy smelling. (Lemon, Lavender, Orange)
Peppermint is supposed to help with nausea and I carried one around in my purse faithfully. You can get any brand at a health food store for under $15.00. You can also just find one online. This is the one I used because my mom already had it. :) As soon as you smell something disgusting. Bam, put that oil under your nose. Or, at night when I was so sick, I would just rub it in my nostrils. Any smells that are good you need to embrace. I love the smell of freshly cut cucumbers, so if I was feeling sick, I would run to the fridge and cut a cucumber. It worked. (I hate eating cucumbers, weird woes of pregos).

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I love to oil paint, scrapbook and teach school of course. I married Mr. Guitar handsome man in June 2009. He goes to school working to be a doc. So he can be Dr. Clark, and I just sit around and write lesson plans. I enjoy basketball, volleyball, track, and dance of course. Brad enjoys Chemistry, Physics and Religion classes. But mostly he enjoys soccer, his guitar, and his wife. We live in an apartment that resembles a small hole in the cold ground and love being together.
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