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Is It Ok To Sleep On My Back In Late Pregnancy
No: It is best not to sleep on your back. Tilted to one side or the other is best, usually propped with a pillow or beach towel folded lengthwise a couple times. The "lazy-boy" position is also ok when it is hard to get comfortable in bed. These positions help with better blood flow to the uterus and also with swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sleep apnea: If you are a snorer and have gained a lot of weight with your pregnancy you may develop sleep apnea which may increase the risk of complications for you and your baby. Watch for that and inquire about it. Supine sleep may make any reflux symptoms worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In early preg. I love to lay on the couch on my back with my feet up. Is this safe for the preg? Can it affect blood flow to preg?
Is it okay to sleep on my back during my 1st trimester of pregnancy? I cannot sleep on my side or stomach for long! the most comfortable is on my back
Sleeping on back: My wife did and my daughters turns 30 this year. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Yes: This early in the pregnancy sleeping on your back is not an issue. This idea comes from patients in labor. When people are in labor and the fetal heart rate goes down wwe can move you to your side to increase blood flow to the placenta and baby. At 17 weeks it is not an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
28 weeks pregnant and I like and am comfortable to sleep on my back. Is it ok? I've read that pregnant ladies should not sleep on back.
I've heard you shouldnt sleep on your stomach during pregnancy, is this true? Also, is it ok to lay on your stomach for a back massage while pregnant?
Is it dangerous to lie flat on your back when 17 weeks preg? I mostly sleep on my side but I do sleep on my back a lot too.
Hard to hurt baby: During the first trimester, it's not dangerous. As you enter 2nd and 3rd trimesters, you won't want to sleep on your stomach given it's size. Many women find it helpful to have multiple pillows positioned strategically around their body, or a pregnancy pillow, to help get comfortable. ...Read more
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
My cycle came early up in the month and is due back on the 29th if it does not come back is there a possibility that I could be pregnant??
Pregnant: Yes, the possibility of being pregnant exists ...Read more
28wks preg.I am always comfrtble to sleep on my right side. Is this healthy for my baby? May this position cause reduced blood flow to my baby?
Only in theory: While in theory lying on the left side improves blood return to your heart and perhaps to the baby, the practical effect of this is minimal to non-existent in normal situations. Your doctor should advise you if circumstances might make this important, but meanwhile it is more important that you be comfortable and get your rest. ...Read more
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