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Missonary position during sex, while pregnant. Is this position safe for all stages of pregnancy?

Missonary position during sex, while pregnant. Is this position safe for all stages of pregnancy?

Yes: Sex during pregnancy is safe. This position is also safe, though lying on your back might lead to light-headedness and dizziness. Consider this factor and you lead the way as far as what is comfortable and tolerable. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are good, safe positions to sleep in while pregnant?

What are good, safe positions to sleep in while pregnant?

Back and side: Back and side are the preferred positions. On side, place pillow between knees to reduce tension on them. On back, might need 2 pillows to prop up head/upper back, but be careful not to put more stress on abdomen and get uncomfortable. Some will place pillow under feet while on back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is sleeping on the floor healthy for pregnant women?

Is sleeping on the floor healthy for pregnant women?

Maybe : I'm not sure what would prompt anyone to want to sleep on floor? It's not going to hurt the baby or pregnancy however. If it's due to back pain, consider evaluation by physical therapy for exercises or sleep positions while pregnant. ...Read more

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How are breast-feeding classes helpful for couples during pregnancy?

How are breast-feeding classes helpful for couples during pregnancy?

Resources/Education: Classes help you learn what to expect, proper technique, common problems & how to fix them, and most importantly, where to call for help if you need it. Better to be prepared, for the first time mom, breast feeding can be overwhelming-especially with everyone who volunteers conflicting advice. You'll learn benefits, health tips, and what to expect. Trust me, learn all you can before delivery. ...Read more

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6months pregnant, have trouble sleeping especially when baby kicking @ night. Can't take sleeping pills, can I smoke marijuana as a natural remedy?

6months pregnant, have trouble sleeping especially when baby kicking @ night. Can't take sleeping pills, can I smoke marijuana as a natural remedy?

Not recommended: The active ingredients in marijuana cross into the fetus blood supply and can affect neural development. Talk to your OB about alternatives that are safer. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant and can't find comfortable position to sleep. Is this normal this early?

5 weeks pregnant and can't find comfortable position to sleep. Is this normal this early?

Not usually: It depends what is making you feel uncomfortable. If its stomach reflux or nausea that is common. If its muscle skeletal, like neck, back, or shoulder pain then that is not likely from the pregnancy. You can talk to your OB more about it and they can do an exam and see if there is something else going on. ...Read more

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What are some safe sex positions while pregnant?

What are some safe sex positions while pregnant?

Sex is safe: All positions are safe however try to not lay flat on your back for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Want to see required sex positions for a pregnant woman?

Want to see required sex positions for a pregnant woman?

Sex: There are no medically recommended sex positions for pregnancy. Unless you have a high risk pregnancy your sexual life should continue as you desire. ...Read more

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What are safe sex positions for a female ?

What are safe sex positions for a female ?

Any position is fine: Any position is fine, as long as one doesn't end up with neck pain, back pain, hip pain, or end up breaking something falling off the furniture. ...Read more

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1-Can a women conceive while on top position while having sex. ?

1-Can a  women conceive while on top position while having sex. 
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Yes - absolutely!: Sexual positions cannot prevent conception unless they are ones that separate the couple fully or involve good birth control like condoms. If you're both fertile and the time is near ovulation and there is sperm released, you can conceive. Learn about this, it's important and interesting! Best! ...Read more

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Whats the good position to have sex during pregnancy?

Whats the good position to have sex during pregnancy?

Comfort: Any position you find comfortable is fine; they are all safe. ...Read more

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Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Sleep: Turn off all electrical devices one hour before sleep. Dark room. Quiet. Melatonin 1 hour before getting tired to beat your pineal glands secretion of melatonin can help. ...Read more

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Sex positions for not conceiving?

Sex positions for not conceiving?

See below.: Any position in which you are taking birth control or using a condom. All other positions are capable of conception. ...Read more

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Are multivitamins from Nutrilite (double X) good during pregnancy or while trying to conceive?

Are multivitamins from Nutrilite (double X) good during pregnancy or while trying to conceive?

Prenatals: I dont know the specific vitamin BUT it is a good idea to take a well balanced prenatal vitamin before during and after conception to insure you are getting all you need for a healthy pregnancy. Also consider folic acid supplements pre conception. ...Read more

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Is it safe for the baby for pregnant women to elevate their leg?

Is it safe for the baby for pregnant women to elevate their leg?

Yes: Elevating one's legs during pregnancy can help with swelling. During the later stages of pregnancy it is common to have swelling bilaterally in the lower legs, both elevation and compression stockings may help. ...Read more

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After becoming pregnant with ivf, can a women get pregnant in natural way in second time?

After becoming pregnant with ivf, can a women get pregnant in natural way in second time?

Generally yes: Natural conception happens all the time in couples who have needed ivf or other treatments to conceive in the past. Some barriers to conception such as tubal blockage are less likely to result in natural conception. ...Read more

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Can't find a comfortable position to sleep during my pregnancy, any ways i can be comfortable and stay asleep, or is this truly a never ending battle?

Can't find a comfortable position to sleep during my pregnancy, any ways i can be comfortable and stay asleep, or is this truly a never ending battle?

Hard to sleep : It can be hard to get comfortable during sleep, or anything else for that matter. Sleeping on your left side is best because baby gets the most blood flow. Avoid back and obviously your stomach. Try a warm bath, warm fruit tea, or a massage before bed to help you sleep. Hope all goes well with you and baby. ...Read more

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What sleep meds and dosages are safe to take during pregnancy?

What sleep meds and dosages are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many options: Always a challenge, sleep in pregnancy can be truly difficult to obtain your adequate share. Medicines are sometimes used. Many are considered safe. That being said less is always more in pregnancy. Use of benedryl, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) in their standard doses are considered safe in pregnancy. Find natural options, stretching, yoga, and meditation. These will be your best and safest bets! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Sleep Position (Definition)

Sleep position = placement of head, neck & remainder ...Read more