Ask Sofia: How can I manage heartburn during pregnancy?
While it actually has nothing to do with your heart, heartburn involves a burning sensation in the chest that can be pretty uncomfortable, particularly during pregnancy when it is more common. Heartburn, or acid indigestion, is caused when stomach acid moves to the esophagus—the tube that carries food and liquid to the stomach. When these contents come back up or reflux, you might also feel pressure in your throat or a bad taste in the back of your mouth. The culprit is often hanging hormone levels during pregnancy, which can affect the digestive tract and how your body processes certain foods.Read more