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How common is heartburn among pregnant women?

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More than half of all pregnant women get heartburn during pregnancy. Increased hormones and pressure from a growing fetus can combine to produce this acid reflux symptom. In most cases, heartburn improves or completely goes away after delivery.

From: Acid Reflux Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The American College of Gastroenterology: "Heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn." National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Dyspepsia: What It Is and What to Do About It."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Heartburn: Hints on Dealing With the Discomfort."

 

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on March 6, 2018

SOURCES:  The American College of Gastroenterology: "Heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn." National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Dyspepsia: What It Is and What to Do About It."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Heartburn: Hints on Dealing With the Discomfort."

 

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on March 6, 2018

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