Did you know?
Pregnancy increases your risk of acid reflux. During the first trimester, muscles in your esophagus push food more slowly into the stomach, and your stomach takes longer to empty. This gives your body more time to absorb nutrients for the fetus, but it can also result in heartburn. During the third trimester, the growth of your baby can push your stomach out of its normal position and lead to heartburn. To deal with this, you can try drinking more water, eating slowly, and having smaller and more frequent meals.