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Why does my stomach still hurt when I sleep on it even though I had my baby 9 months ago?

Why does my stomach still hurt when I sleep on it even though I had my baby 9 months ago?

Depends: Iy could be the muscles are still not strengthened but more than likely it is nothing to be alarmed anout. Does your belly button stick out funny or your muscles look strained if you crunch? If really concerned talk to your dr. It might be just habit. ...Read more

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Can i sleep on my stomach in the third trimester? Or will it hurt the baby? I'm approaching 33 weeks.

Can i sleep on my stomach in the third trimester? Or will it hurt the baby? I'm approaching 33 weeks.

If Comfortable: As long as your pregnancy is proceeding normally and you and the baby are doing well you can sleep in any position that works best for your comfort. Many women in their third trimester still sleep on their tummy, often propped with body pillows. Getting sleep at this stage of pregnancy is most important and finding your best comfy way to do this is what counts. ...Read more

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Why do my boobs hurt after sleeping on my stomach?

Why do my boobs hurt after sleeping on my stomach?

Pressure: You have a lot of hormones and the pressure is probably toouch. Try sleeing on your side. ...Read more

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Worried that sleeping on my stomach was bad for me. Could i hurt my erection in the morning this way?

Worried that sleeping on my stomach was bad for me. Could i hurt my erection in the morning this way?

Sleeping on: Stomach should not injure your penis. However, sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles. ...Read more

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When sleeping on my stomach my ribs begin to hurt and i get extreme lower back pain that makes my stomach sick. Any idea why?

When sleeping on my stomach my ribs begin to hurt and i get extreme lower back pain that makes my stomach sick. Any idea why?

Many factors : Not sure. This is an unusual constellation of symptoms. I would suspect that this might be a postural issue. I would need more information to answer your question accurately. Are you obese? What kind of work do you do? ...Read more

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Sleeping on stomach cause baby problems?

Sleeping on stomach cause baby problems?

Yes: Belly sleeping was popular in the us from the post wwi period until the 90"s. People thought it might prevent problems if they spit up. Unfortunately the oriental cultures (belly sleeping is taboo) had a better plan. Crib death has declined in the us by 40-50% since we recognized back sleeping was safer. After 4-5m, they will roll & sleep as they want.(this is past the period of most risk). ...Read more

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How can sleeping on your stomach hurt your back?

Back pain: Sleeping on your stomach long term can affect the natural curve in the lower back causing pain. You head is also turned to one side all night, which distorts the alignment of the spine in your neck. If you must sleep on your stomach it is best to have a firm mattress with a small or no pillow. ...Read more

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When is it safe to allow a baby to sleep on his stomach?

When is it safe to allow a baby to sleep on his stomach?

Rolling over: Once a baby can roll over well, both directions, between his stomach and his back - this usually occurs by about age 6 months. Before this is true, babies should sleep only on their back to help prevent sids. ...Read more

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I sleep on my stomach but when i wake Up my stomach muscles hurt.why?

I sleep  on my stomach but when i wake
Up my stomach muscles hurt.why?

Hyperextension ..: Usually one's abdominal muscles are slightly flexed, a little relaxed, as they support us in the upright posture either sitting or standing. But when you lie prone on your stomach, they are fully extended...maybe even hyperextended. This strains them a bit, and they can be sore afterward. If it is uncomfortable, trying sleeping in other positions. Stay well:) ...Read more