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Sleep On Your Left Side
Do you have to sleep on your left side when pregnant . I'm 35 weeks pregnant and am only comfortable sleeping on my right?
Either side is fine: 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, but much much less so when you are on either side. So if more comfortable on r, then lay on your right. Comfort improves sleep and you will need good sleep. Congratulations and best of luck to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there evidence showing about sleeping on your left side when pregnant and what foods should I beware of?
Foods: Avoid deli meats & imported soft cheeses (listeria), raw meat (steak tartar), raw fish(sushi), raw shellfish, things made with raw eggs (salmonella), pate & refrigerated smoke seafood that is not subsequently cooked. No unwashed vegetables or fruit. Avoid alcohol & caffeinated beverages. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel. ...Read more
Makes no difference: There is no "better" way to sleep for most people. What's important is that you're comfortable and sleep well. It may be better to put a pillow between your knees if sleep on side so that you're hips and back don't get twisted which could potentially lead to back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Original solution: Was a tennis ball sewn in the back of a shirt or pajama. This made it uncomfortable to lay on your back. Now you can buy a wedge shaped pillow to put behind you. There are also devices that have been invented to be more effective than the tennis ball. Something like the rematee: www.Antisnoreshirt.Com. ...Read more
Pain: More details are needed to assess the problem ...Read more
Side sleeping: if you have tendency to swell - like in feet - it may. ...Read more
Many people sleep: Safely on their left side. I guess I am not sure what you are asking. ...Read more
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