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Is it safe to sleep on my back at 17 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to sleep on my back at 17 weeks pregnant?

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 more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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.

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.

Not dangerous: Ideally, you would not lie directly on your back. This can lead to a drop in your blood pressure that you will notice because you will get light-headed and dizzy. If you do find yourself on your back, re-tilt and do not worry. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant is it safe to go kart race?

17 weeks pregnant is it safe to go kart race?

No: As a new Mom to be, it is imperative to remember that you house a budding new human being and putting that human being at risk for injury is unwise. As OB MD;s, we even strongly advise pregnant women to wear seat belt restraints in their personal vehicles to avoid injury to a fetus, and go karts do not have any restraints in case of accidents. ...Read more

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Can I eat tuna? I'm 17 weeks pregnant. Also what type of sea food is safe to eat?

Can I eat tuna? I'm 17 weeks pregnant.  Also what type of sea food is safe to eat?

Check with your doct: Don't eat shark, swordfish,and. don't eat much of fish that someone caught, and do not eat king mackerel. Tuna and all of purchased fish are safe for the pregnancy. keep in contact with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 17 weeks pregnant, vomits several times daily for past 5 days pharm gave motilium-m 10mg.I took 1 tablet seems that it’s not safe.Can i lose my baby?

Im 17 weeks pregnant, vomits several times daily for past 5 days
pharm gave motilium-m 10mg.I took 1 tablet
seems that it’s not safe.Can i lose my baby?

See OB: If you have protracted vomiting you may need to go see your dr and be admitted for IV hydration and control of vomiting. Hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy can cause you to be at risk with your baby if not treated. ...Read more

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How accurate is a blood pregnancy test at Possible 17 weeks ? Came back negative.

How accurate is a blood pregnancy test at Possible 17 weeks ? Came back negative.

Accurate: A blood level of HCG would be definitively positive at 17 weeks of pregnancy. If you have doubt about the veracity of the result you may get it repeated with a new specimen. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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