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Can you eat spicy foods during pregnancy?

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A majority of pregnant women experience indigestion as a result of hormonal changes and pressure from a growing uterus. So, it may be best to avoid foods that can trigger heartburn. They won't hurt the baby, but they'll make you mighty uncomfortable.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y.; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine; and National Health Service, UK. 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 30, 2019

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y.; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine; and National Health Service, UK. 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 30, 2019

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