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Why does lying on my left side, immediately and completely, relieve my pregnancy back?

Why does lying on my left side, immediately and completely, relieve my pregnancy back?

It does not: Back pain in pregnancy is not always completely relieved with left sided rest. Left sided rest does help by decreasing pressure on your back. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Which organ on the left side moves up during pregnancy?

Which organ on the left side moves up during pregnancy?

Do you mean right?: The appendix located on the right side is commonly known to be displaced upward with pregnancy--at times at a mid abdominal position. The left side has the stomach and spleen . The stomach is slightly displaced upward by the gravid uterus. The spleen's position is not dramatically affected by pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does early stages of pregnancy causes your left side to hurt?

Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain on your left side in early pregnancy?

Is it normal to have pain on your left side in early pregnancy?

Talk to your doctor: a pregnancy can do a lot of things but on this particular one I think you should speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it important to lay on your left side instead of your right side during pregnancy? And what can happen if you do lay on your right side?

Why is it important to lay on your left side instead of your right side during pregnancy? And what can happen if you do lay on your right side?

Uterus off vena cava: By lying on your left side (esp. In 2nd and 3rd trimester) it allows the uterus to fall away from the vena cava and improve return blood flow to the heart. Because of the path of the bowel in the abdomen, and the position of the vena cava, the right side is less susceptible to uterine compression. ...Read more

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If you ovulate on your left side and get pregnant. If you terminated the pregnancy after a month does your next ovulation happen on your right side?

If you ovulate on your left side and get pregnant. If you terminated the pregnancy after a month does your next ovulation happen on your right side?

Sometimes: Women most commonly alternate sides on which they ovulate, but not always. The best way to tell where a woman ovulated from, is to perform an ultrasound and see where her corpus luteum is... The little cyst that forms in the site of ovulation. Good question! ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Painful side of abdomen  during 6month  pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more

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Advice me which side can I sleep during pregnancy. Whether left or right side?

Advice me which side can I sleep during pregnancy. Whether left or right side?

Comfort: Normally, we recommend women to sleep on the left side. But, if this is not comfortable for her then She can sleep on the side that is comfortable for her. No worries. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have back pain and pain in the lower left side while pregnancy?

Is it normal to have back pain and pain in the lower left side while pregnancy?

Depends: All depends on the associated symptoms. It will be better to adress this with your ob/gyn. ...Read more