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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    When you experience heartburn, or "acid reflux," the LES relaxes enough to allow stomach acid to rise up into the esophagus. This can cause pain and burning in the chest area. During pregnancy, hormone changes can allow the muscles in the esophagus, including the LES, to relax more frequently. The result is that more acids may seep back up, particularly when you're lying down or after you've eaten a large meal. Eat smaller meals more frequently and avoid drinking while eating. Drink water in between meals instead. Eat slowly and chew every bite thoroughly. Avoid eating a few hours before bed.Avoid those foods and beverages that trigger your heartburn. Typical culprits include: chocolate, fatty foods, spicy foods, acidic foods like citrus fruits and tomato-based items, carbonated beverages, and caffeine. Stay upright for at least an hour after a meal. A leisurely walk may also encourage digestion .Wear comfortable rather than tight-fitting clothing.

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