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Can You Sleep On Your Stomach While Pregnant
I am 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant today. Experiencing some cramping in lower abdomen during day and @ night when asleep. Is this normal?
Hard to say: Your pregnancy is a very unique experience.Every woman has different feelings and we dr's should respect how you are affected.I often defer to your mother (because she knows you) to gauge these sensations.To have some discomfort-even early in the pregnancy-may be O.K. But if you think the sensation is abnormal a discussion with your ob-gyn is called for. ...Read more
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
31 weeks pregnant-while asleep I stretched my leg to turn over and it felt like I ripped ligaments apart in my lower abdomen, mild cramping after ?
Talk to your OB MD: You need to contact your treating OB MD and be examined to determine if you and the fetus are OK. ...Read more
No: No, it should not matter after the first few weeks whether you are a side or tummy sleeper. ...Read more
No: Sleeping on your tummy or on your side should not be an issue after the first 2-3 months post surgery. ...Read more
What may be the reason for acute deep chest pain while turning to sleep on your stomach? No pain while sitting, standing or lying down on the back.
Chest pain: The pain described is unlikely to be cardiac. It is more likely refer able to the musculoskeletal or GI systems. ...Read more
Sleeping implants: You'll be surprised how little time passes before your implants feel like they are part of your body. If you are a stomach sleeper you should put a small pillow under and above your breasts for the first few months to keep the pressure off of them. Breast augmentation is not really a contraindication to sleeping on your stomach. ...Read more
Can you sleep on your stomach after a belly button piercing? I always sleep on my stomach, will it make it sore or irritate it?
Sleep: You found your comfort zone, as long as it does not wake you up at night. ...Read more
It isn't 'bad' for: You but is the least recommended of the common sleep positions. 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. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best is sleeping on the side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach Sleeping: 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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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