Pregnant? Frequent Heartburn? It Might be GERD

For women, the first experience with heartburn is often during pregnancy.

In fact, studies suggest that more than 50 percent of pregnant women will experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms during pregnancy. This is due to pregnancy-related hormones and pressure from the growing fetus. Symptoms of heartburn resolve in most of these women after delivery of the baby.

Think you might be one of the 60 million Americans with GERD? Check out my article in this month’s MetroKids magazine.

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