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Is it safe to sleep on a waterbed while pregnant? I'm 21 weeks and someone just told me it's dangerous

Is it safe to sleep on a waterbed while pregnant? I'm 21 weeks and someone just told me it's dangerous

Safe: There is no risk to being pregnant in a water bed. There is no risk to the waviness,position etc to the fetus. Now after birth I would never put a newborn or infant in a water bed I would be concerned about rollovers and risk of airway breathing problems with the baby body and head/neck shifting ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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I am 26 weeks prengant and smoke a tiny bit of weed each night to help me sleep. when should i stop smoking to be safe it doesnt show up in a drug tes?

I am 26 weeks prengant and smoke a tiny bit of weed each night to help me sleep. when should i stop smoking to be safe it doesnt show up in a drug tes?

Stop now!!: Really? You are more concerned about failing a drug test then failing to deliver a healthy baby? Marijuana contains THC which is harmful to the fetus in addition to the impairment of your lung capacity to exchange oxygen to the fetus. The fetus may permanently sleep if this use continues. so stop now! ...Read more

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Is it bad to sleep on a hard floor while pragnant?

Is it bad to sleep on a hard floor while pragnant?

I can think: of no reason why not BUT why would you want to??


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I'm 38 weeks pregnate can I sleep/ lay on my back?

Family practice : You should be able to sleep on your back if you sleep better that way. It shouldn't cause harm to the baby. ...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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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?

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

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8 weeks pregnant. I have an indoor dog is it ok if she falls asleep near me?

8 weeks pregnant. I have an indoor dog is it ok if she falls asleep near me?

Its ok: Cats are usually the ones that give problems to preg women, espec. Cleaning the litter boxes and transmission of toxoplasmosis. Dogs are probably ok. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks preganant, i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to help me sleep. With this hurt the baby at all?

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 more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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 12 weeks preganant and i have trouble sleeping last night i took 2 25 mg of unisom is it ok to take 50 mg?

Stick with 25 mg: The dosage in pregnancy is 25 mg. This medication is used for both insomnia and nausea in pregnancy. The dosage is considered 20-25 mg. I would not do 50 mg unless recommended by your doctor ...Read more

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I have an extremely shorten cervix.Im 4weeks3days pregnant. When will i be stitched and will i be awake or asleep?

I have an extremely shorten cervix.Im 4weeks3days pregnant. When will i be stitched and will i be awake or asleep?

Ask your OB MD: Cervical cerclage (stitching) usually occurs in the 2nd trimester but please ask your OB md when they will consider that operation and under what conditions. ...Read more

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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

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

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Why do my hands fall asleep when im sleeping ? 26 weeks pregnsnt

Why do my hands fall asleep when im sleeping ? 26 weeks pregnsnt

Carpal tunnel: A very common cause of nocturnal hand numbess in pregnancy is compromise of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. This is from the hormonal and fluid shifts in pregnancy. It usually clears after delivery and can be helped with wrist splints. In rare cases decompression at the wrist may be necessary. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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My wife is pregnant and her fingers keep falling asleep. What is a good remedy to help her get sensation back?

My wife is pregnant and her fingers keep falling asleep. What is a good remedy to help her get sensation back?

Wrist splints: Some pregnant women develop numbness and tingling in their fingers akin to that what folks can get from repetitive use. Try sleeping with a carpal tunnel wrist splint and see if symptoms improve. ...Read more

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I am approximately 4 weeks pregnant and this week I have been falling asleep at my desk every afternoon. Is this normal?

Sleepy head: Many women will experience significant fatigue when pregnant. Although most will see this fade, some will continue throughout the pregnancy. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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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?

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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I'm 13 weeks pregnant. I fell asleep on my iPhone last night and now my back is a little red. Should I be worried? Don't know how it happened! FTM.

I'm 13 weeks pregnant. I fell asleep on my iPhone last night and now my back is a little red. Should I be worried? Don't know how it happened! FTM.

Low level radiation: The redness is likely due to the very low levels of radiation that the cellphone signal emitted that was trapped against your back. It should not affect your pregnancy, but cell phones should be placed on a nightstand at night and not a pillow or gown pocket. If the redness continues past 24 hours notify your treating OB MD. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant if i was taking the pill, missed a few days. Had sex and he came inside me and then i fell asleep. I did take the pill that morning?

Can i be pregnant if i was taking the pill, missed a few days. Had sex and he came inside me and then i fell asleep.  I did take the pill that morning?

Always a chance...: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and the test is not needed yet. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant. I can't fall asleep till 3, 4, 5 am. Than wake up between 8am-12pm than try to fall back asleep. I get up at 3 pm everyday. Help!

I'm 8 weeks pregnant. I can't fall asleep till 3, 4, 5 am. Than wake up between 8am-12pm than try to fall back asleep. I get up at 3 pm everyday. Help!

Delayed sleep: You seem to be sleeping enough, but at the wrong time. You need to restrict your sleep, so you can sleep at night. Try not to sleep after 12 noon, use any tool you can to stay awake, then try to sleep closer to midnight. It is very hard to sleep after 2 am. If you snore, you need to be checked for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant II get good sleep bt for the past twio days ifve had a headach and instantly fall asleep throughout the day..Eewhy?

29 weeks pregnant II get good sleep bt for the past twio days ifve had a headach and instantly fall asleep throughout the day..Eewhy?

Close followup: Headache during pregnancy can mean a subtile or significant increase in your blood preasure. This can bring along changes in your kidney function and make you at risk of seizures or stroke.Call your OB and see if this is a simple issue or one requiring special monitoring & meds. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Waterbed (Definition)

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