Natural relief from gestational acid reflux and
As if being pregnant isn’t hard enough, up to 80% of pregnant women report
experiencing heartburn symptoms, typically during the 2nd and 3rd trimester, due to
gestational acid reflux.
What causes acid reflux during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, hormonal changes cause the muscles at the lower end of the esophagus, known as the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), to relax from an increase in maternal estrogen and progesterone.
These relaxations allow stomach acid to escape through the LES back up into the esophagus causing a burning sensation in the chest, regurgitation, coughing, and/or choking.
Nighttime acid reflux makes getting the sleep that you and your baby need to be healthy even more difficult. Taking TUMS® will serve to neutralize stomach acid but it won’t stop it from coming up while you sleep.
Need reflux relief? Meet MedCline.
The MedCline Reflux Relief System offers you a simple, comfortable, natural solution for your nighttime gestational acid reflux. By placing you at an inclined + left-side sleeping position, MedCline naturally keeps stomach acid where it belongs … in your stomach.
A recent clinical study3 presented by Cleveland Clinic at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Conference showed that the MedCline reduced gestational acid reflux symptoms by 70% after only 2 weeks of use. The study also found that with MedCline, women were able to fall asleep faster and reported an overall improvement in sleep quality.
- Includes Advanced Positioning Wedge and Therapeutic Body Pillow
- Comfortably places you in the perfect position to maximum relief
- Clinically proven and recommended by OBGYNs
- Offers medication-free heartburn relief that is 100% safe for your baby
“...this product is an excellent idea for preventing heartburn. It's very cozy, it helped with my reflux, and the arm opening makes it possible to lie on your side without sleeping on your arm-no more numb limbs.”
Dr. Fahimeh Sasan, M.D. (24 weeks pregnant)
Mount Sinai Health System
Pregnancy aches and pains?
Try our Therapeutic Body Pillow.
Doctors recommend that pregnant women sleep on their left side for improved nutrient flow to the baby, uterus, and kidneys. For those who do not need the incline for gestational reflux relief, the full-body MedCline Therapeutic Body Pillow alone will keep you comfortably on your side for much needed rest at night.
- Gently holds recommended side-sleeping position
- Full-body support also helps relieve sciatica, restless leg syndrome, lower back pain, and symphysis pubis dysfunction
- Repositionable stuffing allows you to put support exactly where you need it
References: 1. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Volume 193, Issue 3, Supplement, Page 1286, September 2005. 2. Office of Women’s Health. www.womenshealth.org. Kichler, A., Alzubaidi, M., Emery, J., Gabbard, S., Use of a Positional Therapy Device. 3. Significantly Improves Nocturnal Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms in Pregnant Women. Am J Gastroenterol 2015; 110: S693-S739.