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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Gastroenterologist Dr. Kristle Lee Lynch about common and universally hated symptoms of pregnancy: morning sickness, reflux/GERD and other stomach woes. The term ‘morning sickness’ is a real misnomer because it happens any time of day. Dr. Lynch will explain common causes for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and ways to safely reduce this distress. Additionally, Dr. Lynch will also fill us in on the reasons so many of us experience reflux in pregnancy and ways to avoid it. We will also explore things like which antacid to pick, the best diet to reduce reflux, and other helpful tips to reduce distress in pregnancy.
We will also discuss GI issues unrelated to pregnancy that commonly impact women. For example, what does it mean if you commonly choke on food or if you have chest pain after meals? Are anti-reflux medications safe? Answers to these questions and many more on this week’s MD for Moms.
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Kristle Lee Lynch:
Kristle Lee Lynch, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Lynch earned her MD from the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago. She then went on to complete her medical residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and her gastroenterology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. Her clinical specialties and interests revolve around esophagology including dysphagia, esophageal dysmotility, eosinophilic esophagitis, achalasia, esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction, and esophageal strictures. She has been offered and awarded clinical grant funding by both the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association. In her spare time, Kristle loves running, traveling, and exploring new restaurants with her husband and 2 daughters.