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Is It Okay To Sleep On Your Back 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
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?
Yes: It's fine now, but you should try to avoid laying flat on your back after about 20 weeks. ...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!
Puts pressure: Sleeping on your back drops the weight of your baby right on your aorta, which can lead to decreased blood flow to the lower part of your body, including the uterus. Best is for you to tip even so slightly to the left side, which shifts the weight of the baby off that main blood supply. You can also actually sleep on your side, placing a pillow between your legs to reduce stress on your back. ...Read more
At 15 weeks pregnant is it safe to sleep on your back? When do you have to change your sleeping position when pregnant?
Comfort!: Comfort is this guide. There is no nor will there be a "required" or an "unsafe" position. Your COMFORT is the only rule! Hope this helps Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more
You will feel it: As the baby grows and enlarges the uterus, this can press on the vena cava (large vein returning blood from your legs to you heart), thus reduces this flow. Laying on your back causes this problem and you will feel it--uncomfortable, and better when you are on either side. So, if you worry about it, then lay/sleep on your side to rests/sleep which you will need it. Congrats and good luck. ...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
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
At 21 weeks is it ok to sleep on your back? I heard that as the baby grows and you continue to sleep this way, it could cut off circulation. T/false?
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.
No problem: Any position you are comfortable in is safe for your baby! ...Read more
Very unlikely: But take a test to be sure. ...Read more
21 weeks pregnant - find it tough to stay lying on my side thru the nite. Is it that harmful to baby if u sleep on your back?
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