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I think I have gerd, how do I know for sure and will this cause complications in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: GER vs GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux is a universal event.
You cannot belch without refluxing air from the stomach, its just when the stomach acid comes up with it that you can become symptomatic with heartburn.(gerd) avoiding caffeine, nicotine, acidic drinks, spicy foods, and laying down after a meal can help you avoid symptoms.Many women deal with this in pregnancy and do fine.

In brief: GER vs GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux is a universal event.
You cannot belch without refluxing air from the stomach, its just when the stomach acid comes up with it that you can become symptomatic with heartburn.(gerd) avoiding caffeine, nicotine, acidic drinks, spicy foods, and laying down after a meal can help you avoid symptoms.Many women deal with this in pregnancy and do fine.
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