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is it ok to sleep on your back on incline while pregnant

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep for baby: Not unusual for an 8 month old to not sleep through the night. Be patient and let the baby mature.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : You should be able to sleep on your back if you sleep better that way. It shouldn't cause harm to the baby.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Several things: First if the pain is new, talk to your doctor to be sure everything is ok. If it is just pressure from .The baby, try a comfortable body pillow to res ... Read More
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Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Wrist splints: Some pregnant women develop numbness and tingling in their fingers akin to that what folks can get from repetitive use. Try sleeping with a carpal tun ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The whole thing about sleeping on your left side is overblown. It really only matters if you have certain medical problems like severe lupus, diabete ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
It's best: It's better to sleep on your side than your back during pregnancy. Sleeping on your side lets more blood get to your baby, especially later in pregnan ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
As long as u are: Propped up on pillows can sleep on your back, u do not want to sleep flat on your back because as you progress the weight of the uterus can compress ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes itis safe: Yes it is safe.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. Jay Staub
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It's fine now, but you should try to avoid laying flat on your back after about 20 weeks.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is best not to sleep on your back. Tilted to one side or the other is best, usually propped with a pillow or beach towel folded lengthwise a couple ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe : Most books recommend avoiding sleeping on your back in the third trimester. Many think this is not even necessary as traditionally avoiding bring on ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
You should be fine: until that belly pushes up and stifles your diaphragm. Most women then automatically switch to side sleeping with a big body pillow in between the le ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Supine in pregnancy: Laying completely on your back after 1st trimester can impair blood flow return to your heart because of weight of uterus. In general, apnea and snor ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Usually safe until the mid point of pregnancy when you start to bump out.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not after 16 weeks.: You should not be flat on your back for prolonged periods. After about 16 weeks the uterus is large enough to impede blood flow in the inferior vena ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
It's OK: Putting baby to sleep on belly was recommended according to an old research which showed chance of baby choking on their saliva. It has been proved in ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Comfort!: Comfort is this guide. There is no nor will there be a "required" or an "unsafe" position. Your COMFORT is the only rule! Hope this helps Good Luck! ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You will not hurt the baby. Frankly it is just very uncomfortable for most pregnant women to sleep on their belly after about 6 months.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have no : specific health problems - then it is generally the sleep position that will put less abnormal strains on your body. Take care.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: At this stage of pregnancy it is better to sleep on either side than flat on your back
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
You will feel it: As the baby grows and enlarges the uterus, this can press on the vena cava (large vein returning blood from your legs to you heart), thus reduces this ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Puts pressure: Sleeping on your back drops the weight of your baby right on your aorta, which can lead to decreased blood flow to the lower part of your body, includ ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Depends on how many weeks you are. The left side down is best.
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