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Can I Sleep On My Back While Pregnant
Yes.: Please, consult your obgyn, first. You can sleep on your back, while u r pregnant, but it is better to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your back leads to decreased blood supply to the placenta b/c of compression of the umbilical cord. This may effect the growth of the baby. The fetus gets good blood supply, if u sleep on your left lateral side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pillows: You are right to be concerned. Sleeping flat on your back could potentially damage your developing baby. You should be able to avoid changing positions in your sleep by placing pillows beside or behind you so that you cannot roll flat on your back in your sleep. There are special body pillows available to help with this as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Sleep: You found your comfort zone, as long as it does not wake you up at night. ...Read more
I have twins.Is it ok i sleep on my back?When i sleep on my left or right side they are moving a lot but when i sleep on my back they stop moving.
Depends: If large uterus (20+ weeks, but might be earlier), back sleep can reduce blood flow/return. If don't like true side sleeping, can use a body pillow or wedge under right side (left side down) to keep about 30-45 degree angle with some benefit. Talk to your ob, look online for carrying-twins websites / blogs, as not a new problem ; different options exist. ...Read more
What can I do to sleep on my back or side when I have lower back problems and anxiety. I have been sleeping on my belly on my bed because my lower back hurts so bad.?
Change positions: Try sleeping on your back with your knees bent and a roll under your knees and between your knees. If you roll onto your side be certain to keep that roll between your knee s and your knees still bent. If you have no contra indications you could try an Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen prior to bed and again when you awaken. Are you stretching and watching how you lift. Not pushing or pulling or twisting? See dr. ...Read more
It's fine: No problem sleeping in any comfortable position. Your baby is tiny and well protected in your uterus right now. It's not bad until it is uncomfortable for you, usually not well into third trimester. Also depends on how soft/firm your mattress is to help you find that comfort zone. ...Read more
Yes: Women often ask this question.... what happens if I wake up and I'm on back in the latter months of pregnancy.Nothing bad will happen. There can be compression by heavy uterus on the venous return on right side... you might notice some edema or swelling, but no harm. Most women are uncomfortable flat on their backs at this point. Consider using pillows to prop yourself up so at an angle . ...Read more
Is it safe to sleep and or lay on my back at 18 weeks pregnant? Can I also sleep on my right side?
Yes: You don't have to worry about positional sleep habits until later in the pregnancy. Right now the uterus isn't big enough to cause compression. Later in the pregnancy, say, after 28 weeks or so, best to try to lie on your right side. Having said that, many mommies have accidentally fallen asleep on their backs late in pregnancy with no harm to their babies and only some swelling in their legs. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to lie flat on your back when 17 weeks preg? I mostly sleep on my side but I do sleep on my back a lot too.
If i sleep too long i get real bad pains in my back and my legs, thigh area, im 27 weeks pregnant and sleep on my side, how can I prevent this uncomfort?
How long after septoplasty can I sleep on my side? That's my normal position, and I have trouble spending the whole night on my back. Also, even if i start on my back, i usually end up on my side by morning. Would that be bad for getting good results afte
Late period and when I fall asleep on my back I wake up with my stomach hard and hurting what can cause this?
Late period: If this continues, see your healthcare provider. Not enough information to be very helpful, but if pregnancy is possible, obtain a serum HCG test and ultrasound if positive. If your "stomach" means lower in your abdomen below your belly button, it may be an infection, or other problem which needs tests and an exam. ...Read more
I have fibromyalgia and sleeping is difficult. It hurts to sleep on my sides and stomach. I can't lie on my back, how do I get to sleep?
I'm 18 weeks pregnant, can I still lie on my back? I try to lie on my side but i wake up on my back, thank you
It's OK to lie flat: On ur back occasionally when ur pregnant however doing it frequently may harm the fetus.D heavy weight of ur uterus will compress on the aorta/d big artery in ur abdomen thus impairing the return of blood to d heart ; back to d circulation ; into ur womb and fetus. Learn how to lie on ur side. It's good4romance too.Joke! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/baby/features/sleep-soundly-during-pregnancy?Page=1. ...Read more
No: 1st, laptops generate a significant amount of heat on the bottom and that would not be good for the pregnancy. 2d, it is best to avoid any risk of direct exposure to any electrical energy from or to the computer. Best is for her to sit in a chair with the laptop on a table. There are lap desks available in the marketplace and these would definitely be safer than having the laptop on her belly. ...Read more
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