Pregnancy 7th Week: Dealing with Hyperacidity and Bitter Taste in the Mouth

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It is my 7th week now of pregnancy. 7 weeks and 3 days to be exact. While I do not throw up, my most dominant pregnancy symptoms are burping, queasiness, hyperacidity, and having a bitter taste in my mouth whatever I eat.

So how do I deal with them? Aside from antacids that my doctor says I can take as needed, I gargle with warm water with a little salt after each meal. That somehow helps in neutralizing the awful taste in my mouth. And that is the only thing that keeps it away. I have also read about baking soda but well, salt is more handy because it is a kitchen staple.

Additionally, my mother recommended that I take alkaline water instead of the usual drinking water. I think it also helped in neutralizing the acids in my stomach without having to take antacids.

Well, that is it for now…. Just sharing my pregnancy notes. 😀

According to Baby Center, here is my baby’s development on the 7th week of pregnancy:

The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you’re daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that’s the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.

If you could see inside your womb, you’d spot eyelid folds partially covering her peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of her nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of your baby’s brain are growing, and her liver is churning out red blood cells until her bone marrow forms and takes over this role. She also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in your baby’s growing intestines is bulging into her umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from her tiny body.


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