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Is laying on your back while pregnant bad?

Is laying on your back while pregnant bad?

Supine in pregnancy: Laying completely on your back after 1st trimester can impair blood flow return to your heart because of weight of uterus. In general, apnea and snoring will also be worse in this position. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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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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Can I sleep on my back while pregnant?

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 more

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How dangerous is sleeping on my back while pregnant?

How dangerous is sleeping on my back while pregnant?

More uncomfortable : Sleeping on your back during pregnancy can be very uncomfortable later in pregnancy as the uterus and baby can occlude the vena cava (a large blood vessel in front of the spine) and impede blood return to your heart. ...Read more

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I am just 7weeks pregnant. Is it proper lying on my tummy while sleeping.?

I am just 7weeks pregnant. Is it proper lying on my tummy while sleeping.?

Should not hurt at 7: Weeks, uterus is still very small, as you get afrther along you will not be able to do that or lie flat on your back, if u sleep on your back when you get farther you will need to have your head propped up with extra pillows so you will not be flat on your back, left side is ideal but many women cannot sleep on their left side. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot while on my period?

Can i get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot while on my period?

Unlikely: The pregnancy rate on depo is very low-less than one per first year of use. If you received your shot within the week you had your period, the chance of pregnancy is extremely low. If you received your depo shot more than a week after your period, there is a chance of pregnancy even if you had a negative pregnancy test before your shot. ...Read more

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25 weeks preg. I feel like im putting a lot of pressure on my back when I am leaning against the couch. Can putting pressure on my back hurt the baby?

25 weeks preg. I feel like im putting a lot of pressure on my back when I am leaning against the couch. Can putting pressure on my back hurt the baby?

No: The curve of your spine is changing dramatically as your pregnancy progresses causing the discomfort. Try sitting in straight back chairs instead of a amorphous support sofa. ...Read more

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I woke up sleeping on my back ! Can sleeping on your back while pregnant hurt the baby ? Will it cause a still birth in 3rd trimester? Is my baby okay

I woke up sleeping on my back ! Can sleeping on your back while pregnant hurt the baby ? Will it cause a still birth in 3rd trimester? Is my baby okay

Baby should be fine: Normal pregnant women, or any woman, may sleep in whichever position she finds comfortable. Getting a good night's sleep is important, regardless of whether one is pregnant or not. All over the internet, people post "advice" (but without "proof") about pregnancy sleep positions, but one can read about some actual research results at: http://www.jogc.com/abstracts/full/200710_Commentary_1.pdf ...Read more

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Could an back injury from a table that fell on back be noticed after 3-4yrs? Wooden coffee table fell on back while on all fours on floor

Could an back injury from a table that fell on back be noticed after 3-4yrs? Wooden coffee table fell on back while on all fours on floor

Back injury: Certainly anything is possible. However considering your young age i would look for other causes for sure. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic surgeon for more evaluation. ...Read more

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Any good way to stay laying on my back while sleeping?

Any good way to stay laying on my back while sleeping?

Pillows: Pillows can come in handy when trying to sleep on your back. Try putting one behind your knees. You can then put more pillows on either side of you or under both arms. There is no one great technique to sleeping on your back. You have to find what works for you and just be persistent. It may take some time to get used to sleeping on your back. ...Read more

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I fell asleep on cell phone while pregnant, will this cause problems?

I fell asleep on cell phone while pregnant, will this cause problems?

No: Cell phone radiation isn't the kind that causes tumors. All the good studies show no effect, and in the big one, there were more tumors on the opposite side. The united nations has to appease militants, so the world health organization hasn't declared the matter settled. Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 21 1/2 weeks pregnant and i fell off of my bike, i landed on my knees more on my left side then rolled onto my back. Will i be ok?

I am 21 1/2 weeks pregnant and i fell off of my bike, i landed on my knees more on my left side then rolled onto my back. Will i be ok?

See your doctor: It's always a good idea to see your doctor after being involved in a traumatic event. He/she will do an ultrasound to make sure baby's okay and may do other tests as well. ...Read more

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Im 16 weeks preg. Are there certain positions I should or shouldn't be sleeping in? I keep falling asleep on my back. Could this hurt the baby/preg?

Im 16 weeks preg. Are there certain positions I should or shouldn't be sleeping in? I keep falling asleep on my back. Could this hurt the baby/preg?

Sleep and Pregnancy: Sleep in a position of comfort. Your ob/gyn may make specific suggestions if your pregnancy is high risk. Otherwise make yourself comfortable, some women chose to use a body pillow between their legs when sleeping. ...Read more

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19wks pregnant, while sleeping i turn from side to side.I repeatedly change my positions.But i don't sleep on my back.Am i harming my baby by turning?

19wks pregnant, while sleeping i turn from side to side.I repeatedly change my positions.But i don't sleep on my back.Am i harming my baby by turning?

No: Being pregnant can be scary & we often fear that simple things we do can be harmful. Your baby is well protected in your uterus by the sac of fluid (amniotic sac) that it is in. Even when you lie perfectly still- the baby will be moving inside of you on its own. Breathe easy knowing that your tossing & turning doesn't hurt. It may help you to get a body pillow so you can get a good night sleep. ...Read more

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Can i put the laptop on my stomach while pregnant?

Can i put the laptop on my stomach while pregnant?

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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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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I fell when pregnant, on my back. Will baby be ok>12 wk?

I fell when pregnant, on my back. Will baby be ok>12 wk?

Yes: The baby is very well protected by your pelvic bones at this stage of pregnancy. A fall on your back would do nothing to "jar looses" a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant, when I count back those weeks it falls on Oct 8,2014 Is that the day I conceived ?

I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant, when I count back those weeks it falls on Oct 8,2014 Is that the day I conceived ?

No: we count from the FIRST day of your last NORMAL menstrual period. Many women do not keep track, and often an ultrasound is done when you are about 9-12 weeks to give a better idea of your due date. You would have to count forward 14 days (usually) from Oct 8(about October 22) and THAT is the day you conceived---give or take a few days. Discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more