What is the relationship between pregnancy and acid reflux?
A majority of pregnant women deal with acid reflux or GERD at some point during their pregnancy. There are certain hormones that come with pregnancy and they can cause the digestive system to slow down. Therefore the muscles that push food down the esophagus also move slower. This, combined with a growing uterus, can push on the stomach and can cause acid to travel back up the esophagus.