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How Much Sleep Do I Need While Pregnant
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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Im 35 weeks pregnact and I just can't go to sleep I been awake since 3 & its 5 already I have a little pain in my back also?
Several things: First if the pain is new, talk to your doctor to be sure everything is ok. If it is just pressure from .The baby, try a comfortable body pillow to rest against, posture with one bent knee slightly on your side. Also a pregnancy girdle at this point might help relive some of the lower pressure. ...Read more
Is it true that when pregnant and lying down or asleep, you must first sit up before switching sides? That is, you mustn't directly roll from l to r?
Sleeping position: No that isn't true.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 5 weeks preganant, i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to help me sleep. With this hurt the baby at all?
Other options:: 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I take for a really bad cough i've had for about a week now? I'm seven weeks pregnet it's keeping from sleeping!
OTC medication: Any of the over the counter cough drops will be ok. If you have a sinus infection with drainage, you can try non-prescription decongestants, mucolytics, and cough suppressants as needed for your symptoms. There are very effective prescription cough suppressants that are safe during pregnancy - you doctor can prescribe as appropriate. ...Read more
Today i found out i was pregnant. I have a 1st degree av block sometimes 2nd but only really when i'm asleep. Will i be okay through my pregnancy?
Please consult ASAP: With your cardiologist, he will need to follow you throughout the pregnancy and can give you his opinion, the cardiologist will need to work closely with your OB and a perinatologist and you may be better served delivering at a university medical center, for example, if you were in my area would refer u to the univ of miaim. ...Read more
Can't find a comfortable position to sleep during my pregnancy, any ways i can be comfortable and stay asleep, or is this truly a never ending battle?
Hard to sleep : It can be hard to get comfortable during sleep, or anything else for that matter. Sleeping on your left side is best because baby gets the most blood flow. Avoid back and obviously your stomach. Try a warm bath, warm fruit tea, or a massage before bed to help you sleep. Hope all goes well with you and baby. ...Read more
Sometimes when I try n fall asleep I wake up just before dozing off and I jump and gasp for air! it is very scary. What could this be. Im 31w pregnant?
Half Asleep Startle: When we are half asleep, we are more likely to startle. Drs call it a "hypnogogic state." that may happen more easily if we have some discomfort that awakes us. In pregnancy you are likely to have such discomfort. Tell your OB dr in case there are important details not mentioned in this short communication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 6 weeks pregnant. &already have a 3 month old.is there any reason my heart should race when I fall asleep.i never sleep much,it's affecting daily?
Discuss w/ OBGYN: There can be so many reasons - some are simple, some may be less. Have your Dr examine you and follow through with Tx plan. I expect you are very tired and that's part of why this is so important. Your baby, the fetus, those who love you and you especially need as much energy and well being as you can have! Best wishes. Make an appointment ASAP. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to take zzzquil during my pregnancy? I took it before and i loved how quickly i fell asleep.
I have an extremely shorten cervix.Im 4weeks3days pregnant. When will i be stitched and will i be awake or asleep?
Its been 2 weeks and i haven't got my period . I feel so tired all the time and all i want to do is sleep am i pregant? I also took a pergncey test
You tell us: If you did a pregnancy test then you have your answer. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant. I'm tired but can't seem to fall asleep and I don't feel sleepy. Is this normal ?
Insomnia: Insomnia is a common complaint in pregnancy. Here are some tips: Avoid caffeine especially in the afternoon. Increase your daily exercise to help increase tiredness. Walk, walk, walk. Avoid all napping. Wake up extra early. Avoid sleeping late to "catch up." Read a book at night. Avoid evening electronics such as the iPad. ...Read more
My wife is pregnant and her fingers keep falling asleep. What is a good remedy to help her get sensation back?
I am 12 weeks preganant and i have trouble sleeping last night i took 2 25 mg of unisom is it ok to take 50 mg?
I am approximately 4 weeks pregnant and this week I have been falling asleep at my desk every afternoon. Is this normal?
I'm preganant and I'm having problems pooping it's so bad I can't sleep at night, What is the best magnesium to get for constipation?
Constipation: Magnesium Glycinate, which also helps with insomnia. You can start with 200 mg twice daily and titrate up. You know you are getting too much when your stools get too soft. Constipation is COMMON in pregnancy. Lots of fluids, fiber and you can certainly take an OTC stool softener like Colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more
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