Pregnancy and heartburn go hand-in-hand pretty much as closely as pickles and ice cream. It’s a common symptom and a real pain in the you-know-what, but thanks to that dirty rat hormone, progesterone, which causes the valve between the esophagus and stomach to relax, you’re bound to experience a little heartburn, especially during the third trimester.
Gee, and you thought the morning sickness and swollen feet were enough motherly dues to pay? Ha ha, just wait until pregnancy heartburn finds you. And yes, you may have experienced it in the first trimester. I believe I felt the burn almost every day, including profuse vomiting, during the first trimester. But by the third trimester? I burped every day thanks to my little friend, pregnancy heartburn.
Stage One: It’s Not So Bad
This is the stage of heartburn in which a little Tums or strategic eating can soothe that wicked burn that travels up your esophagus. You might stop eating spicy foods.
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