Soda during pregnancy: benefit and harm
Without fear of soda, future mothers should be used as a folk remedy for thrush, for mouth rinsing with toothache, gum disease. It is also useful to make foot baths for calluses, corns. Such ways of using the product are very useful.
With regard to heartburn, it is worth digging into the physiology to understand the process of its occurrence. The woman's growing womb presses on all the neighboring organs. The stomach then shifts upward and exerts pressure on the esophagus, as well as the sphincter, which is located between them. And on the process of digestion, the change in the level of hormones in the body of a pregnant woman also affects negatively. This also weakens the sphincter, and food from the stomach sometimes goes back into the esophagus and manifests a feeling of heartburn in the future mother. That is, the causes of its occurrence will not be affected, but symptomatic assistance is an acceptable option.
Baking soda is very often used by healthy people to combat heartburn. Surely not everyone knows that its basis is sodium bicarbonate. Yes, this substance is completely non-toxic and in itself harm to the woman and the baby does not represent. But! When soda enters the stomach, it reacts with hydrochloric acid. Under its influence, sodium hydrogencarbonate is converted into salt, carbon dioxide and water. Yes, the use of soda helps to quickly cope with heartburn, literally in a couple of minutes, especially since this product is in every home. But after 20-25 minutes heartburn can make you aware of yourself with a new wave. After all, the released carbon dioxide gasthe esophagus is healthy, and this explains a new attack of heartburn in a pregnant woman. This effect is called the acid ricochets. And it is possible only when using soda.
However, this is not the only "minus" of its application. The formed sodium salts will promote edemas, that the future mother absolutely does not need, as well as the negative impact on the cardiovascular system with the constant use of soda. Also, this product can provoke changes in the functioning of the intestines, irritating its walls.
Therefore, the answer to the question whether it is possible to drink soda to a future mother with heartburn is clear: it is not worth it. After all, in this situation, you must always be doubly cautious.
Alternative soda for heartburn in pregnant women
First of all, that in occasion of application of all medicinal and not medicinal means it is necessary to consult with the attending physician. And heartburn itself does not cause trouble for the future baby, does not affect its intrauterine development at all. If the pregnant woman will independently cure heartburn, then the baby can do much harm.
Certainly, the best means for heartburn during pregnancy will be herbal infusions and decoctions. Here are a few options:
- Heather in the amount of 30 grams pour a glass of boiling water and insist 20 minutes, strain, drink in small portions.
- Herb yarrow (20 grams) poured a glass of boiling water, insists an hour, is used on a tablespoon before each meal.
- Twenty grams of dry root of ara must be crushed, pour a glass of boiling water and drain after a half-hour infusion. Take infusion for heartburn is recommended for two tablespoons before each meal.
- Excellent use of buckwheat helps to cope with heartburn. It stimulates digestion and does not let the sphincter relax between the esophagus and the stomach.
On the forums, moms share their salvage recipes from heartburn. This is carrying a dry biscuit, dried apples, raisins in a bag. Eating heartburn with these products is a safer way to deal with it than soda.