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Acidity In Pregnancy? Know How To Overcome It!

Acidity In Pregnancy? Know How To Overcome It!

Many women experience heart burn and acidity during pregnancy. It is common and generally harmless and can be quite uncomfortable. Do you know why it is common in pregnancy?

The hormone progesterone released by the placenta relaxes the muscles of the stomach. As a result of this, the gastric acids present in the stomach can seep back into the esophagus causing an unpleasant burning sensation. Progesterone also reduces the wave-like motion of the esophagus and intestines further making digestion slow and sluggish.