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How to Deal with Pregnancy Indigestion

Pregnancy indigestion is easily remedied through modifications in diet, eating routine, sleeping habits, and dress.


  • : Never change your diet without first consulting your physician.
  • Step 1: Avoid spicy foods Avoid rich, acidic, and spicy foods such as chocolate, fruit juices, coffee, and alcohol.
  • Step 2: Eat smaller Eat smaller amounts of food several times throughout the day instead of having three large meals.
  • Step 3: Chew food thoroughly Chew your food slowly and thoroughly.
  • TIP: Give yourself two or three hours to digest meals before going to bed.
  • Step 4: Keep head propped up to sleep Sleep with your head propped up with two or three extra pillows.
  • TIP: Sleeping in a comfortable chair is a good way to stay propped up.
  • Step 5: Wear comfortable clothing Wear loose and comfortable clothing around your waist.
  • Step 6: Contact your doctor Contact your doctor if none of the above helps with pregnancy indigestion.
  • FACT: One in four women report daily indigestion during pregnancy.

You Will Need

  • Two or three pillows
  • Loose
  • comfortable clothing
  • A doctor

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