What Does Heartburn Feel Like When Pregnant?

Symptoms of Heartburn During Pregnancy

Common heartburn symptoms reported by pregnant women include: A burning feeling in the chest just behind the breastbone (the sternum) that occurs after eating and lasts a few minutes to several hours.

Chest pain, especially after bending over, lying down, or eating.

How early in pregnancy do you get heartburn?

When does heartburn generally start during pregnancy? For many women, heartburn is among the earliest symptoms of pregnancy, beginning around month two.

What helps pregnancy heartburn?

Consider an antacid.

If lifestyle changes don’t cut it, over-the-counter antacids may quell your heartburn symptoms. Antacids containing calcium or magnesium should be safe to take during pregnancy. In fact, the extra calcium in antacids like Tums is good for mom and baby.

How do I know if I have heartburn?

Signs more typical of heartburn include: You have a sharp, burning feeling just below your breastbone or ribs.The chest pain can be accompanied by an acidic taste in your mouth, regurgitation of food, or a burning in your throat. Pain generally doesn’t spread to your shoulders, neck, or arms, but it can.