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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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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What can I take for sleep during pregnancy? I currently take 10 mg of generic Ambien and was told that was ok?

What can I take for sleep during pregnancy? I currently take 10 mg of generic Ambien and was told that was ok?

Pregnancy sleep help: The fda rates safety of drugs in pregnancy from category a (controlled studies showing no fetal risk) to x (proven risks to fetus outweigh maternal benefit). Ambien is category b: presumed safe, based on animal studies; no well-controlled human studies available. Benadryl is another "class b." best plan is improved sleep hygiene, though: http://www.Umm.Edu/sleep/sleep_hyg.Htm. ...Read more

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When during pregnancy should I change my sleep position?

When during pregnancy should I change my sleep position?

Yes: In a perfect world, pregnant women should sleep on their left sides. This allow the uterus and baby to roll off the blood vessels and allow greater blood return to the heart and subsequently to the baby. In most people, without severe anemia, it doesn't make as much difference if you sleep on your right, left or even back. I do tell back sleepers to try to lay on a pillow under one hip. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tingles in vaginal area during early pregnancy? Kind of feels like when ur foot is asleep

Is it normal to have tingles in vaginal area during early pregnancy? Kind of feels like when ur foot is asleep

Yes: The sensations a woman feels during early pregnancy range from a subtle tingling in the genital and lower abdominal areas to light cramping. This can also happen in your breasts. These are normal. If they are painful or interfering with your everyday routine, then you should see a health care provider. ...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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I have been lightheaded when walking and feeling fatigued and even falling asleep sometimes and occasional chills and had a neg pregnancy test?

I have been lightheaded when walking and feeling fatigued and even falling asleep sometimes and occasional chills and had a neg pregnancy test?

R/o anemia,hypothyro: Though early pregnancy can cause above symptoms, anemia, hypothyroidism can cause early pregnancy can cause similar symptoms , hence repeat the pregnancy test if suspicious of pregnancy after another 2-3 wks if still you don;t get your periods and anemia/low thyroid fn are ruled upt with blood investigations. Get an appointment with your pcp. ...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