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Why Heartburn And Indigestion Can Increase In The Third Trimester

If your partner is experiencing an increase in discomfort during or after meals, it’s because of (wait for it) … hormones! Increased estrogen and progesterone slow down her digestion process to increase nutrient absorption, but they also relax the muscles that help avoid acid reflux. Avoiding chocolate, coffee, or peppermint can keep those muscles stronger, while avoiding fried or spicy foods will limit the amount of acid she has to worry about.