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Is It Ok To Sleep On Your Back During Pregnancy
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
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
Is it safe for me to take zzzquil during my pregnancy? I took it before and i loved how quickly i fell asleep.
Is it normal to have tingles in vaginal area during early pregnancy? Kind of feels like when ur foot is asleep
Yes: The sensations a woman feels during early pregnancy range from a subtle tingling in the genital and lower abdominal areas to light cramping. This can also happen in your breasts. These are normal. If they are painful or interfering with your everyday routine, then you should see a health care provider. ...Read more
Lower back pain emotional cravings bloating fatigue...pms or pregnancy even though I'm tired I can't fall asleep?
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
Since ive gotten sick which i usually never get sick, i fall asleep 24/7, always hungry, my vagina is swollen, but the pregnancy test was negative. ?
Multiple systems: You are all over with multiple symptoms. You need to see your doctor for a physical exam. Start there ...Read more
I have been lightheaded when walking and feeling fatigued and even falling asleep sometimes and occasional chills and had a neg pregnancy test?
R/o anemia,hypothyro: Though early pregnancy can cause above symptoms, anemia, hypothyroidism can cause early pregnancy can cause similar symptoms , hence repeat the pregnancy test if suspicious of pregnancy after another 2-3 wks if still you don;t get your periods and anemia/low thyroid fn are ruled upt with blood investigations. Get an appointment with your pcp. ...Read more
Out of nowhere I have a sore throat, rash & can't stay asleep. No fever. I'm not late but was wondering if this could be early pregnancy symptoms
Blood flow: Early on, it's not a problem. As you get toward the end and the baby and uterus is large, laying directly on back can compress mom's blood vessels (aorta and vena cava), and with that can reduce blood flow to the placenta. So it's best those last 6-8 weeks to stay off direct back and blood flow is best laying on the left side. ...Read more
You should not lay on your back during pregnancy but can the same pressure on the vena cava be caused by leaning/sitting up against a hard surface?
During pregnancy, at what point should you start sleeping on your back? At some point in the pregnancy i’ve heard that you shouldn’t sleep on your back? At what week, and why?
After : After about twenty weeks gestation, the uterus becomes large and heavy, and if you lie on your back, the heavy uterus can press against the large blood vessels- the aorta and the vena cava- that run behind the uterus. If these vessels get compressed, blood flow to the uterus may be compromised, and return of the blood from the lower extremities can be impeded. In order to maximize blood flow to the fetus and keep circulation open in the mother, itâ€™s best to sleep on one side or the other (some say the left side is better, but donâ€™t worry if you flip like a tuna from left to right in your sleep like i did when i was pregnant). ...Read more
Is it safe to sleep on your back in first trimester of pregnancy? When is it not safe, during pregnancy, to sleep on your back? Thank you!
When to stop sleeping on your back during pregnancy? I'm 20weeks pregnant in 2 days and i'm a back sleeper :( i hate the sides and tummy sleeping :(
Pregnancy: When you sleep on your back, the increased weight of uterus presses on the major vein. That returns blood from your legs to your heart. By second trimester, and definitely by third trimester, sleep on your side. Get a pregnancy pillow that supports your belly, back and legs. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: You didn't mention whether this was domestic violence, an accident or fall? All of this matters. The organs most likely to be injured in the back, other than the back, itself, are the kidneys. The abdomen is protected, but a serious injury could always harm a pregnancy. If your girlfriend or wife has been harmed, be sure to seek medical attention asap. ...Read more
Is a handheld vibrating back massager safe to use during pregnancy? I'm only 8wks & my back is already killing me.
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