Heartburn and acid reflux are common problems for pregnant women.
This is due to hormone changes and the womb pressing on the stomach which can push acid into the oesophagus, causing heartburn.
Thankfully, Rennie can be taken during pregnancy* and can help relieve these symptoms.
However, there are also other steps you can take to help reduce the symptoms.
As a general rule, it’s best to avoid acid-rich foods such as citrus fruits and juices, and coffee. Other potential no-go areas are fatty, rich or spicy dishes, such as curries.
Another rule of thumb is to limit your portion size and eat food slowly, as overeating is also a big cause of heartburn. If need be, you can go back and have more if you’re still hungry, but it’s likely that you’ll find that if you eat a smaller amount more slowly then you feel just as full.
This is because if you eat quickly, you can overeat before your body is able to signal to your brain that it’s full.
Below are just some of the simple snacks that can keep you satisfied during pregnancy.