Sunday, April 11, 2010

Would someone like to explain this to me?

According to WTE...

"During pregnancy, the muscle at the top of the stomach that usually prevents digestive acids from splashing up into the esophagus relaxes (like all those other muscles in your digestive tract), allowing digestive juices to back up. That's the burning sensation you feel when heartburn strikes. Add to that your now gigantic uterus, which has taken over your abdominal cavity, forcing your stomach to practically reach your throat, and you've got good reason to be feeling the burn."

I mean, really. Are you kidding me. I'm on my 6th straight day of wondering why I can't eat anything without feeling like I'm going to blow chunks, only to find that it's normal. And it's not going away, apparently. That's just adorable. I'm pretty sure this is really going to affect my already unstable mood. I'd already like to kill someone, and you're telling me I've got 10 more weeks of this???

5 comments:

jess and lacy said...

Ashton, your doc can give you something for the acid reflux :)

Whit said...

Oh dear. Breathe... count to ten... and if that doesn't work, just go to sleep. Haha. That's the only advice I have from my limited experience.

Jennie said...

Yeah, my doctor told me that many acid reflux meds are safe for pregnancy. You can eat Tums like candy if you want. ;)

I'm currently taking Pepcid AC once a day and thinking of moving up to twice. It makes life bearable. I hate acid reflux!

Clint, Camber, Camdon, and Carolina said...

I took Prilosec the entire time with both Pregnancies. I am still on it actually. It helps a TON!

mamagale said...

Just keep reminding yourself that there is a precious little baby in there--it will all be worth it!