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Sleeping On The Left Side While Pregnant
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
I'm 17 weeks pregnant with triplets and go to sleep on my sides but often times wake up on my back and my arms are asleep. Is it affecting the babies?
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 ›
Im 31 weeks pregnant & when im asleep on either side I have notice lately my arms go numb. What causes this? & is it normal?
Swelling: It's normal as you progress in the pregnancy to have this numbness. It's because your body hold onto water and causing swelling and retention. It is definitely normal. Compression on different nerves by swelling tissues causes this numbness. Not much you can do but wait it out until pregnancy is over and your body will release that water. Compression socks can help lower extremities with h2o. ...Read more
29 weeks pregnant II get good sleep bt for the past twio days ifve had a headach and instantly fall asleep throughout the day..Eewhy?
Close followup: Headache during pregnancy can mean a subtile or significant increase in your blood preasure. This can bring along changes in your kidney function and make you at risk of seizures or stroke.Call your OB and see if this is a simple issue or one requiring special monitoring & meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 6 weeks pregnant. &already have a 3 month old.is there any reason my heart should race when I fall asleep.i never sleep much,it's affecting daily?
Discuss w/ OBGYN: There can be so many reasons - some are simple, some may be less. Have your Dr examine you and follow through with Tx plan. I expect you are very tired and that's part of why this is so important. Your baby, the fetus, those who love you and you especially need as much energy and well being as you can have! Best wishes. Make an appointment ASAP. ...Read more
I'm 17 weeks pregnant. It's 3am, been in bed for 7hrs, but cannot fall asleep because of an extremely sore throat. What can I do at home at this hour to get some sleep?
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
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. Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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