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Doctor insights on: Comfortable Sleeping Positions For Pregnant Women

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What are some comfortable breastfeeding positions for twins?

What are some comfortable breastfeeding positions for twins?

Please call a lactat: Lactation specailist there should be one associated with yoru hospital where u delivered as that is their area of expertise and they can even come to your house and show u. ...Read more

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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When you've got a tilted uterus, are some sex positions better than others?

When you've got a tilted uterus, are some sex positions better than others?

History: Historically, gynecologic surgeons recommended shortening of the round ligaments that suspend the uterus in the pelvis to revert the tilt in an attempt to improve chances to conceive. This procedure has now been abandoned, because it did not yield better results. If the tilted uterus is implicated in intercourse being painful, other positions than the one that cause the most pain can be tried. ...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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Are Boppy Pillows good for tummy time?

Are Boppy Pillows good for tummy time?

Tummy Time: Boppy pillows are okay for tummy time. An alternative is just a blanket or sheet on the floor. Tummy time now is important that all babies should not sleep on their bellies, It is important for them to get their appropriate developmental challenges and also to help keep their heads from flattening. ...Read more

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I'm sleeping very poorly.Awake for about 2hours during night as 18month old baby wakes .Can this poor sleep impact negatively on implantation?

I'm sleeping very poorly.Awake for about 2hours during night as 18month old baby wakes .Can this poor sleep impact negatively on implantation?

No: Lack of sleep and stress cannot affect implantation; but significant stress can sometimes affect your ovulation. Have you noticed you are late or skipping periods? ...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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I'm a morbidly obese woman (290 lbs). When I have intercourse in the missionary position and my partner is thrusting away, I can't breathe.

I'm a morbidly obese woman (290 lbs). When I have intercourse in the missionary position and my partner is thrusting away, I can't breathe.

That may not be: your problem , most likely you are out of shape , see your doctor for good check up, pulmonary studies , cardiac work up etc Get in shape by walking , work outs ear right balanced diet You will be fine . ...Read more

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Is being around construction ok for pregnant women?

Is being around construction ok for pregnant women?

Dust and heavy lifti: If you are the crew than my advice is don't undertake any job involving heavy lifting. Dust can be a problem, if there it is remodeling job on a old building then be careful about lead poising. Apart from that I do not see any other harm. ...Read more

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Do pregnant woman sleep more days or weeks before they deliver?

Not usually: Because they are more uncomfortable from the distended uterus, if you are excessively tired your OB can check another CBC and thyroid tests and other blood work to make sure you do not have anemia or worsening anemia or thryoid problem or a viral infection, etc. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Sleep Position (Definition)

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