What is the relationship between pregnancy and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Marco G Patti, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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GI disorders are some of the most frequent complaints during pregnancy, and gastroesophageal reflux is among these complaints. Some women have certain GI disorders that are unique to pregnancy, and others have chronic GI disorders that require special consideration during pregnancy. Understanding the presentation and prevalence of various GI disorders is necessary in order to optimize care for these patients.


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