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How I Got Rid of My Pregnancy Heartburn with Lemons

Cure Heartburn Naturally

I always have horrible, horrible pregnancy heartburn. I strive to live a natural life, especially while pregnant.

I try to stay away from over-the-counter drugs unless they are absolutely necessary and always opt for a natural, drug-free birth.

It wasn’t until my third pregnancy I discovered a natural remedy for my heartburn (completely by accident) that really WORKED.

All you need is fresh lemons and water! I was SO thankful to have found this remedy that I wanted to share it with you.  All you need is water and a fresh lemon.

Wash your lemon with soap and water

Yes, use some soap. Those things are handled by so many people in the grocery stores, you want to make sure it’s clean.

I heard one time that lemons and limes are the dirtiest produce items.

While you might be thinking it doesn’t matter because you’ll be squeezing the juice into your glass and not dropping the whole thing in, remember that the act of slicing it open can transfer germs from the outside of the lemon to the knife, then to the inside of the lemon.

So, just wash and rinse well.

Cut the lemon in half and then squeeze it into an 8-ounce glass of water.

I purchased a lemon squeezer and it really helps to ensure I get all of the juice out.

Drink it!

If you find the lemon taste to be too strong, you can add extra water, but try to drink it all within about 20 minutes.

Generally, within 30 minutes of drinking my lemon water, my heartburn would be gone. You don’t have to just take my word for it though.

The people at Natural News recommend lemon water for heartburn and acid reflux too. The lemon juice works to neutralize the stomach acid.

I drank lemon water for the last 15 weeks or so of my pregnancy and it almost always cured my heartburn. Towards the end, there were times when it didn’t completely cure it, but it still helped.  

I grew to love the lemon water so much that I still drink it even though I’m no longer pregnant.

With all of the other great health benefits associated with drinking lemon water, why not give it a try?

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Lauryn R

Monday 26th of June 2023

Wow, I had no idea that lemons could work so well for some to cure heartburn! Everything gave me heartburn when I was pregnant, and nothing ever worked to take it away. I will have to try this next time, thanks!

Patrick Roach

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

This is really interesting.

Ashley Chassereau Parks

Friday 18th of June 2021

I found the Earth Mama heartburn tea you recommended worked for my last pregnancy! I always drank a cup before bed. I never tried lemon water for it, but I need to try it now just for flavoring my water. I like to be natural too, but I've liked soda for too long! I think the lemon water would be a much better alternative to Dr. Pepper! Eek!!


Monday 1st of March 2021

This looks like a great alternative to OTC heartburn medications. Will try this out.


Saturday 8th of April 2017

My other half recommended it to me, as we both try to do natural as much as possible. It literally works like a charm! I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and in the last 4 days the heartburn has been unbearable. I just drink my lemon juice with equal parts water and feel so much better within 10 to 15 minutes!