tums and pregnancy
But I’m just wondering, how often is too often to take a tums in pregnancy?
I might occasionally take one or two during the day (I haven’t had to do this yet), right now I’m just looking at taking one at night near when I go to sleep so I don’t keep waking up with heartburn and indigestion. Is it bad to take one every night before I go to sleep? Should I try to do this only occasionally?
It helped so much though!!
A: I’ve never heard of Tums preventing anything in pregnancy but they do contain alot of Calcium which is VERY healthy for pregnancy.
I was averaging about 10-15 a day for heartburn (it was horrible and no matter how many I took it wouldn’t go away!) and my OB said that was fine. He ended up giving me a prescription for Zantac, though, because Tums weren’t helping with the heartburn anymore. But, he did recommend that I still take 2 or 3 a day for the calcium.
Taking Tums regulary is NOT going to hurt anything, especially just the one you talk about nightly before bed.
Q: Tums and pregnancy, bad?
is it bad to take tums or pepto every night when pregnant?
A: I don’t know about pepto, but I couldn’t have survived my pregnancy without the TUMS! I ate them like candy. lol. Good luck!
Q: Pregnancy and tums questions?
Hi I am currently 32 wks pregnant.My question is is there a limit on how many tums we can eat?The heartburn is so bad at this point I feel like im constantly eating them.Anyone else?
A: I ate alot of tums when I was pregnant and my daughter was fine. I give them to my daughter when she says her stomach hurts and it makes her feel a little better.
Q: Tums in first trimester of pregnancy? Is it safe to take up to 6 a day?
I don’t take six everyday, mostly 2 to 4 depending on how bad the heartburn is sometimes none. but is six way to much? I know i took 4 to 6 in the last two days and that’s more than the recommended daily dose of calcium for a pregnant woman. but the bottle says up to 10 in 24 hours. and the i told the doctor i take tums but i didn’t ask how much was safe.
A: As long as you aren’t over dosing on calcium with your prenatal and tums its okay. Calcium takes quite a bit before you could reach an overdose. I am taking Tums as an extra calcium supplement, 4 per day and my doc said that was fine as long as I didn’t take them until at least an hour after I took the prenatal… however the turd didn’t explain why the hour wait.
Q: pregnancy and tums??
i hear that alot of people take tums for the nausea and vomitting, etc. what kind and how much is a limit??
A: I take up to 4 a day for heartburn.
Q: Terrible heartburn during pregnancy, any tips??
I’m 12 weeks pregnant and last night/this morning I’ve suffered from terrible heartburn and indegestion. Last night I had some potato soup and a sprite for dinner along with some bread. I didn’t eat late (around 6:45). Around 7:45 I started feeling terrible, couldn’t lay straight down, had to sit straight up. I couldn’t sleep last night and even made a midnight trip to a Walgreens for some tums. Pre-pregnancy I never suffered from heartburn/indegestion, do you have any tips?
A: Tums were my best friend.
Q: Are TUMS safe to take during first trimester of pregnancy?
I am only about 6 weeks a long and already have what feels like heartburn/ indigestion.
A: tums are safe during pregnancy, but from experience, saltines do just as much good, my problem came from having an empty stomach, so i would eat a couple of saltines before bed so my stomach wasn’t totally empty, and i would eat a few as soon as i got up for the same reason, tums didn’t work all that well for me, but everyone is different
Q: Are tums and Pepto Bismol ok to take with pregnancy?
I’m using the Tums to supply my body with calcium and the pepto every once in a while for upset stomach. This should be alright, right?
A: I have the “Mother of all Pregnancy Books” by Ann Douglas, book was recommended by my doctor.
It says that Bismuth Subsalicylate which is in Pepto should only be taken the first five month of pregnancy and not to exceed the recommended dosages.
It also states that Simethicone which is in Tums, that there is a possible association with cardiovascular birth defects, but cause and effect in not likely.
If you have any other questions about medication check out:
Q: I have bad pregnancy heartburn and don’t want to take Tums. What can I do?
Is there anything else? Tums seem to make it worse.
A: You can Try A Glass Of Milk. Also I have heard eating celery Helps. Maybe Try Some Yogurt Or Try Something else Like Zantec Which is safe during pregnancy.
Q: Is taking TUMS in the first three months of my pregnancy ok?
I had never in my whole life experienced heartburn or indigestion and now both things are permanent…any advice is greatly appreaciated
A: I wouldnt live without them! Tums is fine to take! GOod luck and congrats!
Q: Tums working for heart burn during pregnancy?
Did they really work for you? what did you take…
I am 12 weeks pregnant and sometimes i want to cry. :*(
A: Oh hun i feel ya! I have had the worst case of heartburn this pregnancy.
Tums worked for me for a little while but i think my body got used to me taking them and became immune or something.
Zantac works but takes a while, and was reccommended by my dr. He told me to take 2 a day. One when i get up and one before dinner. It does help.
Mylanta works too but tastes nasty. Also ok to take during pregnancy. It helps soothe immedietly compared to the zantac. I reccommend the ultimate strength.
Good luck! I hope you can find some relief soon!!!
Q: What’s your remedy for pregnancy heartburn?
I have terrible heartburn and with my last pregnancy, I took lots of Tums which my doc said was ok, but I was wondering what natural remedies work just as good. Thanks!
Oh-it’s not just spicy foods I have to avoid-I get heartburn from even drinking water!! It’s everything that causes it~
A: OMG! I know exactly what you mean. Even if I dont eat something (when I went for a glucose test) I get heartburn. I have been drinking milk and that helps tons. And, peppermints also help. I keep those soft ones at my desk and suck on those. But, like you said water even brings it on too. So, I hope these help you. Good luck!
Q: Does anyone have a hidden secret to relieve heartburn besides Tums and Milk?
I have horrible pregnancy heartburn and I go through Tums like candy and I might as well just buy the darn milk cow. Any tips to help relieve it for more than 30 minutes would be great.
A: You can keep Mylanta in the fridge. It’s safe. (My hospital gives it to women in labor.) Something about the cold in addition to the antacid seems to help, and you can take it as often as you need to.
With your OB’s OK, you can take 150mg of Zantac twice a day. (You can buy Zantac over the counter, now.)
And, if all else fails, get a prescription for or some samples of Prevacid. That’s what I ended up doing, when the Zantac wasn’t enough, and I never had another problem with heartburn. I took it up until the day I delivered, both times, and then quit.
Q: I’m 28 weeks pregnant and having major heartburn. I think it may be acid reflux?
I’m 28 weeks pregnant and lately I’ve been getting really sick after I eat. This morning I actually threw up while asleep!!! Is anyone else having this problem at this stage in pregnancy?
Tums isn’t helping! ugh
A: I had the same problem.. I had bad bad heartburn no matter what I ate it was painful and annoying! I threw up a lot too because of it but mostly at night time or waking mid night to throw up. Your baby probably has a lot of hair. Mine did and we were told by doctor that the more heartburn means more hair on baby, some doc at UCLA did a study on it!
The only thing I found to help was eatting tumes (which didnt help that much) but I ate ice cream all the time to help sooth it.. I still would get a lil heartburn but the dairy of the ice cream made it less painful so my 3rd trimester I lived off choclate chip ice cream… You could try vanilla flavored just dont do the choc or strawberry or fancy flavors.. I think it was the vanilla ice cream that helped it.
Good luck! Your almost to the end.
Q: How early can you experience pregnancy sypmtoms and what are the early signs?
My last period started august 30, my cycles are usually 36-38 days so im expecting my period around the sixth. I’ve noticed some nausea and really bad heartburn to the point i’ve been grabbing tums one after the other all day long. signs or pregnancy? or am i just paranoid?
A: The way I realized something was up was because I would be cooking dinner for my husband and the smell of the hamburger meat would make me physically sick and gagging. Also I instinctively quit smoking, I just didn’t want them anymore, but I did this not knowing I was pregnant. Anyways, I was using pepto Bismal when I started to feel nauseous and not know why, lol. But pepto isnt good for the baby although tums are fine. Just take a pregnancy test. I think it takes about 2-4 weeks for you to notice signs and symptoms.
Edit: I couldn’t tell just because my period was missing since my periods have been irregular for as long as I can remember.
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