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Pregnant Safe Sleep
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
Ok for now: It's ok for now. But as the uterus grows, you will not be able to. You should probably start getting in the habit of sleeping on your side. Prop a pillow (or your partner) in front of you to keep from rolling forward. ...Read more
When your pregnant is it safe to sleep on your back, belly, side? When should I stop sleeping on my back, belly, side?
At 15 weeks pregnant is it safe to sleep on your back? When do you have to change your sleeping position when pregnant?
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
Dr Z ...Read more
As above: If u feel comfortable, I don't see why not. ...Read more
Not only safe but: Really comfy cozy in cold weather....your blanket doesn't have any short circuits in them or anything like that does it? As long as the blanket is UL rated and in good working order so it is otherwise not a hazard in any way then, you're good. Of course, using someone else's body as a heat source in place of the blanket is always an alternative??? ...Read more
Is it safe for me to take zzzquil during my pregnancy? I took it before and I loved how quickly I fell asleep.
Check the ingredient:
I would suggest checking the ingredients and ask your ob/gyn
benadryl is usually fine. ...Read more
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 doesn't 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
I can think:
Of no reason why not BUT why would you want to??
Dr Z ...Read more
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
I'm 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
Is it true that when pregnant and lying down or asleep, you must first sit up before switching sides? That is, you mustn't directly roll from l to r?
Sleeping position: No that isn't true.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 5 weeks preganant, I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to help me sleep. With this hurt the baby at all?
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
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
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
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
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. I'm 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
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 have an extremely shorten cervix. I'm 4weeks3days pregnant. When will I be stitched and will I be awake or asleep?
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
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
My wife is pregnant and her fingers keep falling asleep. What is a good remedy to help her get sensation back?
I am approximately 4 weeks pregnant and this week I have been falling asleep at my desk every afternoon. Is this normal?
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
I'm always tired and sleep for hours (not pregnt) I eat a lot and its hard for me to focus at school without getting distracted or sleepy.?
9 weeks pregnant had pain in stomache all last night while was asleep and today as well is it serious what do I do it's about 5/6 pain? Answer ASAP
Call your OB: You need to call and inform your OB DR about this now. ...Read more
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
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