Acid Reflux during Pregnancy Overview
Have you experienced a burning feeling in your chest during pregnancy? Many women experience heartburn or acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD) at some stage during pregnancy.
Heartburn or GERD are common discomforts which can start at any stage during pregnancy. An acid reflux pregnancy is not necessarily something to be alarmed about if managed with changes to your diet, lifestyle and, where necessary, treatment from a qualified physician following a thorough assessment.
With a little knowledge, most women with fairly mild symptoms can reduce or eliminate discomfort altogether. In more severe cases where GERD is diagnosed a physician can easily guide you through a treatment plan which is just as manageable. Yes, there are ways to treat heartburn and acid reflux symptoms that are safe for both you and your baby (See also: Acid reflux in babies and children).