Dealing with heartburn in pregnancy


During pregnancy some women may suffer from both heartburn (acid reflux) and indigestion and the condition tends to become more common as the pregnancy progresses. In fact, it can arise as early as the second trimester.

The symptoms of heartburn and indigestion are similar for anyone who suffers. This condition can be painful and can make you feel uncomfortable1.

If you experience these symptoms, why not try Gaviscon Double Strength to provide you with relief that will help you feel comfortable again1.

Gaviscon Double Strength is suitable for use during all stages of pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Studies show that 9 out of 10 pregnant women found Gaviscon Double Strength Liquid gave rapid effective relief from symptoms of heartburn (reflux) in pregnancy1. Gaviscon works by forming a barrier over the stomach contents and is not absorbed, therefore poses no theoretical harm for mother or baby1.

There are two main reasons why heartburn and, to a lesser extent, indigestion are common during pregnancy.

  1. The hormones released during pregnancy that relax the muscles, also relax the stomach valve that keeps acid out of the oesophagus, causing stomach acid to travel back up into the food pipe (Oesophagus) causing heartburn1.
  2. During the latter stages of pregnancy symptoms can also be caused by the baby physically putting pressure on the woman's digestive tract.

Gaviscon Double Strength can help you obtain relief from the troublesome effects of heartburn & indigestion1

1. Lindow et al. Int.J Clinical Pract 2003; 57(3):175-179

Always read the label and use only as directed. If on a low sodium diet please refer to product label for sodium content. Medicines can affect the unborn baby.

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

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