Pregnant women often experience heartburn due to hormonal changes that relax the muscles in the body, including the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which normally prevents stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus. This relaxation of the LES can lead to acid reflux, causing a burning sensation in the chest. Additionally, as the baby grows, it can put pressure on the stomach and push acid up into the esophagus. Dietary factors, such as eating large meals or spicy foods, can also contribute to heartburn during pregnancy. It is always best to consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice and management of heartburn during pregnancy.

So to answer the question Yes, that is actually a myth. There is no scientific evidence linking heartburn in pregnancy to the amount of hair a baby will have. Heartburn is a common symptom during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and pressure on the digestive system. The amount of hair a baby has is determined by genetics and other factors.

Here are some other common myths concerning pregnancy:
1. Eating spicy food will induce labor.
2. The shape of your belly can predict the baby's gender.
3. You should avoid exercise during pregnancy.
4. Pregnancy will make you forgetful or less intelligent.
5. You can't dye your hair while pregnant.
It's important to consult with healthcare professionals and rely on evidence-based information during pregnancy.

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