Heartburn in third trimester

During pregnancy, it seems like one problem is solved and another one appears. Just like one after another. Sigh..... After morning sickness in the first trimester, a pregnant woman may suffer from constipation in the second trimester, and then she may have heartburn in the third trimester. She may hope heartburn can be the last health issue before giving birth. 

In may case, I had slight morning sickness, slight constipation, and no heartburn. I carefully watched what I ate by thinking from the medicinal food point of view. 

This article suggests that heartburn  as well as indigestion can be an issue later in your pregnancy. Luckily, this is only temporary issue most pregnant women face.  It can help to have smaller, more frequent meals, and to avoid lying or bending down after eating - even bending to load a dishwasher can aggravate symptoms so get someone else in the family to do that job! Fatty foods and spices can aggravate symptoms.

Your energy requirements do increase during the last trimester, when you’ll need an extra 150-200 calories a day – that’s the equivalent of about three oatcakes topped with houmous.  

Another important nutrient is calcium - your calcium needs double during pregnancy, especially during the last ten weeks when it’s being used to strengthen your baby's bones. Despite this, you don’t need to eat more because your body adapts to absorb more calcium from the foods you eat. So as well as dairy foods, good sources of calcium include green leafy vegetables, canned fish with soft, edible bones (salmon, sardines and pilchards), almonds (unsalted), dried apricots, sesame seeds, tofu, fortified orange juice and fortified soy milk.