Heartburn and Indigestion

Acid escaping from the stomach into the esophagus is often to blame for heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy. Hormones relax the muscles that keep acids in their rightful place and when that relaxation begins, there are no stopping acids from slipping into the throat.

  • Drink more water.
  • Eat small meals, frequently.
  • Ask your doctor about taking over the counter antacids.
  • Don’t lie down immediately after eating.

Other painful body changes include:

It is normal for the pregnant woman to undergo many body changes, aches and pains during pregnancy. Most are associated with hormones and the pain will stop when hormone levels return to normal. However, as with any symptom in general, call your doctor if you are concerned about something. Only your doctor can examine you to make sure your symptoms are OK.

You can read about more about body changes that occur during pregnancy by clicking here.