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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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When your pregnant is it safe to sleep on your sides.?

When your pregnant is it safe to sleep on your sides.?

It's best: It's better to sleep on your side than your back during pregnancy. Sleeping on your side lets more blood get to your baby, especially later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on my belly while pregnant?

Is it safe to sleep on my belly while pregnant?

Sure: Sure, as long as you are comfortable. There will come a time when this will not work for you , so enjoy it now. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on my back in pregnancy?

Is it safe to sleep on my back in pregnancy?

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 more

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Is it not safe to sleep on your back while pregnant? I'm 30 weeks!

Is it not safe to sleep on your back while pregnant? I'm 30 weeks!

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

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Is it safe to masterbate while on your period?

Is it safe to masterbate while on your period?

Yes.: It should be safe, as far as one maintains hygeine, safe methods and equipment to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to sleep on my back during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to sleep on my back during pregnancy?

Not necessarily: But it may be more comfortable for you and facilitate blood flow toward fetus if you lie on your side as pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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At 15 weeks pregnant is it safe to sleep on your back? When do you have to change your sleeping position when pregnant?

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

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While pregnant when is it unsafe to lay on your stomach?

While pregnant when is it unsafe to lay on your stomach?

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

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Is it safe to have sex while on your period?

Is it safe to have sex while on your period?

Unlikely pregnancy: It's unlikely to become pregnant. Your chances of std are increased with unprotected sex during periods. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lay on your belly when pregnant.?

Is it safe to lay on your belly when pregnant.?

No: Not recommend wither side or back as long as it is not flat on your back must be propped up with pillows. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

As long as u are: Propped up on pillows can sleep on your back, u do not want to sleep flat on your back because as you progress the weight of the uterus can compress the vena cava and decrease blood flow to everything. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?

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 more

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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