There's a scorching pain in the back of your throat. As soon as you lie down, it spreads across your chest and into your mouth. It tastes of pennies and that time in college when you did one too many keg stands. Only now you're pregnant, you haven't had a beer in months, and your throat is still on fire. You tell your grandmother and she tells you to suck on a lollipop because that'll cure your heartburn. In fact, she has a whole list of foods to eat if you have heartburn while you're pregnant according to old wives' tales she's learned over the years. But do any of them work? It's worth a shot.
You can't turn around without someone trying to sell you an essential oil or keto powder. These sales people are claiming their wares have huge health benefits with miraculous properties like curing heartburn or a bestowing you with a svelte figure. It's enough evidence that our generation is the future writers of the old wives' tales to come. But while the tales we have now are similarly sketchy, they are so much more fun for the creativity of them. So if you're suffering from pregnancy heartburn and are tired of taking antacids, then these old wives' tales can help you find some relief. Apparently you just need to eat these foods.