A 25-year-old female asked:
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i just turned 40 weeks pregnant today and woke up with very severe heartburn. does this have anything to do with labor coming any time soon?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heartburn: Heartburn is very common in pregnancy and it is not related to labor. Over the counter heartburn medications are safe for use.
Answered on Oct 6, 2016

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