Throughout pregnancy your body goes through a lot of changes, both physical and hormonal. While some of these changes are visible, others are not and can affect you in ways you might not have expected.
When a woman becomes pregnant, heartburn and indigestion can suddenly become a problem for her, even if she has never experienced it before. Did you know that indigestion is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy with as many as 80% of women experiencing it?
Around 80% of all pregnant women suffer heartburn by the third trimester of their pregnancy. Apart from causing the pain associated with heartburn, there should be no other ill effect to either you or your baby.
Many women suffer from both heartburn (acid reflux) and indigestion during pregnancy and it tends to become more common as the pregnancy progresses.In fact, by the third trimester nearly three quarters of pregnant women can suffer from heartburn.