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Doctor insights on: Can You Lay On Your Stomach While Pregnant

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How does it feel like to lay on your stomach when you're on your first weeks of pregnancy? I think I might be bc my lower abdomen feels thicker

How does it feel like to lay on your stomach when you're on your first weeks of pregnancy? I think I might be bc my lower abdomen feels thicker

Could be: Well, best way to know is to check a pregnancy test! Could be constipation or you are just more aware of the lower abdominal area for one or another reason.
Check a pregnancy test! ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Happy to say am 4mon pregnant now&feel just a little shakes abdomen in midnight time when lay on bed. Does it my baby's moves. Can it feel them in 4th monts?

Happy to say am 4mon pregnant now&feel just a little shakes abdomen in midnight time when lay on bed. Does it my baby's moves. Can it feel them in 4th monts?

Possibly: It's amazing the differences between women as to when they feel their baby move. I didn't feel movement until 22 weeks, but I have had a lot of patients who feel movement at 4 months. Feel blessed if you're feeling movement, it's a great feeling! ...Read more

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6 w 3d pregnant. Abdomen feels like I did a crunches when I cough or move from a sitting or laying position. Also fluctuating preg symptoms. Normal?

6 w 3d pregnant. Abdomen feels like I did a crunches when I cough or move from a sitting or laying position. Also fluctuating preg symptoms. Normal?

Well, ....: Everyone is different, so it is tough to say if what your experiencing is Normal. You can never go wrong with seeing the dr. For a good evaluation, especially when you are pregnant. To simply assure all is well with you and the growing baby inside you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant and having pain in lower back and abdomen it started while laying down as well, what could this be?

25 weeks pregnant and having pain in lower back and abdomen it started while laying down as well, what could this be?

Go to the hospital..: If you are pregnant and having pain in your lower back that lasts longer than 1 hour, you need to go to the hospital's Labor and Delivery triage unit for evaluation. You could be having pre-term contractions. They may tell you all is well but its best not to assume this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a moveable large mass in lower abdomen when sitting/laying down. I also have painful bloating-look pregnant every time I eat or drink.

I have a moveable large mass in lower abdomen when sitting/laying down. I also have painful bloating-look pregnant every time I eat or drink.

That means it's time: It's time to visit one's primary care doctor. The doctor will do a good exam and figure out what the large movable abdominal mass might be. It could be a huge lump of poop, or some enlarging tumor or cyst. Tomorrow is the day. Time for action. ...Read more

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32 weeks pregnant - sharp pain in left lower abdomen, even when I lay on my right and the baby moves away from it. It keeps happening & getting worse.

32 weeks pregnant - sharp pain in left lower abdomen, even when I lay on my right and the baby moves away from it. It keeps happening & getting worse.

Get checked: This may simply be round ligament pain or another normal discomfort of pregnancy but late in pregnancy severe pain should be promptly evaluated. Preterm labor must be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen has been hard for 6 months now but I'm not pregnant. Feels hard especially when lying down and bulges out. Uncomfortable to lay on tummy?

Any surgery: Have you have any surgery like C-section or similar lower abdominal surgery? . If you did that will be a hernia
if you never had surgery then the hardness in the abdomen could be either female related like a blood or mass in the uterus or large ovarian cyst.
or digestive which is the least likely from your description like bloating from IBS
either way you need to seek a physician evaluation please. ...Read more

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6 months pregnant, I have lots of pressure in my lower abdomen and back, it gets worse if I lay down and sit, I also feel like my vagina is pulsing?

6 months pregnant, I have lots of pressure in my lower abdomen and back, it gets worse if I lay down and sit, I also feel like my vagina is pulsing?

Pressure & pulsing: Pressure and vaginal vascular pulsing are absolutely a part of the "joys of pregnancy". In 3 months you will have a baby as a reason for all the discomfort. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and I bent over to fix a rug and got a sharp stabbing pain in my right upper abdomen. I'm laying down now, there's still tendern?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and I bent over to fix a rug and got a sharp stabbing pain in my right upper abdomen. I'm laying down now, there's still tendern?

Prob. Muscle spasm: Pl check with your OB if pain recurs or u notice any bleeding, who would probably order a routine US to make sure the growing fetus is doing OK. ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks pregnant and my baby is laying across my stomach in the lower abdomen is this ok? And I have a very small baby bump

Yes: At 30 weeks the babies are constantly changing positions. As long ad you are getting the feral kick counts 2x a day and you are measuring appropriately at your visits all should be fine... ...Read more

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M 23 weeks pregnant. Feeling pain in right lower abdomen while walking n laying on right side since last morning. I found choroid plexus cyst in baby?

M 23 weeks pregnant. Feeling pain in right lower abdomen while walking n laying on right side since last morning. I found choroid plexus cyst in baby?

Pain: The ultrasound finding for the baby is unrelated to your pain. The pain you describe is most likely round ligament pain and is a direct result from how you are moving. Abrupt and careless movements with cause pain in your groin that is excruciating. Heating pads help, Tylenol (acetaminophen) too. Pay close attention to how you move, sit, stand, get in and out of a car or a chair, to avoid further problems. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I’ve been experiencing sharp twinges on my right side near abdomen. It’s happened 3-4 times in the last two days?

I am 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I’ve been experiencing sharp twinges on my right side near abdomen. It’s happened 3-4 times in the last two days?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is a complex issue with many possible causes. Right lower abdominal pain is always a conner for appendicitis. If the pain is severe and if you have nausea, vomiting or fever you should be evaluated immediately. Consider having your Obgyn do an exam to make sure all is ok ...Read more

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How to remove the marks of pregnancy from abdomen?

How to remove the marks of pregnancy from abdomen?

Cocoa butter: This can help, sometimes, with stretch marks. If it's really bad, plastic surgery intervention may be needed. ...Read more

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Can I do abdominal exercise while pregnant?

Can I do abdominal exercise while pregnant?

Depends: The answer depends on the specific exercise, your medical history, level of fitness prior to pregnancy, and other factors. In normal pregnancies, exercise is generally ok, but your program should be cleared by the md providing your care to ensure safety and specific parameters. ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant. ...Read more

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Abdominal heaviness a sign of early pregnancy?

Not reliable: Abdominal heaviness is not a reliable sign of early pregnancy. More reliable is a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness. Check a pregnancy test starting 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. Abdominal heaviness more likely to be intestinal, possibly related to food impacting intestines. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have abdominal pains while ur pregnant?

Is it normal to have abdominal pains while ur pregnant?

Yes, but: If you are having pain in your abdomen (and you are not specific about this at all) you should contact your ob/gyn. This could be anything from fetal movement, to bladder infections to labor. This list is huge! ...Read more

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I'm almost 4weeks pregnant and I have severe abdominal pains?

Need more info: Are you spotting? Do you have any vaginal discharge? Do you have any past medical issues? If you are having severe pain you should seriously consider have an exam by a doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a lipoma in abdomen & get pregnant?

No problem: An abdominal lipoma will no affect on your chances to get pregnant or to complete a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain on my abdomen on the 31st week pregnancy?

What causes sharp pain on my abdomen on the 31st week pregnancy?

Pain: If you are having very severe pain, please see your doctor as soon as possible, or at least call into your ob/gyn clinic to let your doctor know what is happening. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and im feeling tightness in my abdomen I want to know why?

I'm pregnant and im feeling tightness in my abdomen I want to know why?

We can not answer: We do not have enough information. We don't know how many weeks you are in gestation age
It is better you contact your Ob Doctor ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Maybe: Because of the rotation of the uterus to the right, you might perceive an assymetry or 'swelling' on one side or the other. Run this by your OB and make sure that they do not need to do an ultrasound of the uterus. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting strech marks on my abdomen when I am pregnant?

How can I prevent getting strech marks on my abdomen when I am pregnant?

In the genes: Unfortunately there is nothing available that will prevent stretch marks. They have a genetic tendency so talk to your relatives. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

You would not: Experience a hard upper abdomen in really early pregnancy. If you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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But a have a visible line below my abdomen part? Is it a sign of pregnancy?

But a have a visible line below my abdomen part? Is it a sign of pregnancy?

Probably not: Only a pregnancy test will reliably tell, if a woman is pregnant. While there can be changes in a woman's body's physique in pregnancy, these signs can be misleading. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more