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WHY HEARTBURNS DURING PREGNANCY??

👨‍⚕️ Why heartburn During Pregnancy?:

🩺Your hormones may be the reason for newfound heartburn symptoms. Many women experience heartburn for the first time while pregnant. With all of the changes occurring in your body, heartburn might feel like an additional challenge that is tough to navigate. Here, I unpack a few reasons why you may be experiencing certain symptoms, and how to help digestion during pregnancy.
Be sure to also speak to your doctor if you are experiencing heartburn during your pregnancy.

👨‍⚕️There are two main reasons why being pregnant can cause heartburn.
🩺(1) The first has to do with the body’s increasing hormone levels.1,2,3 These hormones act as muscle relaxants that helps prepare your body for childbirth.

👨‍⚕️An increase in hormones may also relax the lower esophageal sphincter responsible for keeping stomach acid from moving up into the esophagus where it doesn’t belong.1,2 If the LES is relaxed, the acid in your stomach can push up (reflux) into your esophagus. This acid may irritate your esophagus, causing heartburn.👌

👨‍⚕️(2) The second cause of heartburn in pregnant women develops as the pregnancy progresses.1,2,3 Babies grow at an incredible rate. As they do, their increasing size can put pressure on your stomach. Often, this increased pressure can push the acid in your stomach up past the LES and back into your esophagus, causing heartburn. The heartburn will likely stop after giving birth.🙏🩺👨‍⚕️💉🥼💊

One response to “WHY HEARTBURNS DURING PREGNANCY??”

  1. Thank you for the information! Very valuable and interesting.

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