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.
You probably already know that our stomachs contain acid. But let's have a closer look at the role of the stomach and stomach acid in the digestive process, and how excess acid can potentially be the cause of a health-related problem.
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.