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Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Doubtful
It may be difficult, but it would be helpful for an OB provider to have records of prior diagnosis and treatment even if in childhood.
It is unlikely that gerd that occurred only in childhood would cause pregnancy complications. However, reflux might occur due simply to relaxation of muscles by hormones. That might require some changes in diet if OB approves to ensure proper nourishment.

In brief: Doubtful
It may be difficult, but it would be helpful for an OB provider to have records of prior diagnosis and treatment even if in childhood.
It is unlikely that gerd that occurred only in childhood would cause pregnancy complications. However, reflux might occur due simply to relaxation of muscles by hormones. That might require some changes in diet if OB approves to ensure proper nourishment.
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Generally, gerd in childhood is not related to what happens during pregnancy.
Gerd can happen in pregnancy related to the body's production of relaxing hormones as well pressure from the growing uterus. The ger itself, however, does not affect the developing fetus. If a pregnant mom needs to take medicine to manage the ger, she should discuss the medicine's safety during pregnancy with her dr.

In brief: No
Generally, gerd in childhood is not related to what happens during pregnancy.
Gerd can happen in pregnancy related to the body's production of relaxing hormones as well pressure from the growing uterus. The ger itself, however, does not affect the developing fetus. If a pregnant mom needs to take medicine to manage the ger, she should discuss the medicine's safety during pregnancy with her dr.
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: No
There is no connection between these two things.

In brief: No
There is no connection between these two things.
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