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Sleeping On The Left Side While Pregnant
In late pregnancy,: Yes. Body position does impact both mother and baby: maternal cardiac output (heart pumping and oxygen delivery) in late pregnancy is greatest in the left lateral position, intermediate in the right lateral position and lowest when the mother is lying flat. The same is true for mother and baby during labor. Great question! ...Read more
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
Am i squishing the baby sleeping on the side while fat and pregnant? Sometimes i feel pain on the side after sleeping or back pain.
Could the fact i lay primarily on my left side when sleeping and while on computer cause the soreness and pain i feel on my left breast and side
Yes: Most likely cause the muscle and breast fat becoming sore from the pressure being constant on the left side and breast. Try to change side often. ...Read more
Having excessive nausea.Researched online.Read when sleeping lay on left side. What's the significance?vs. laying on right side, back, or stomach?
29 weeks pregnant. Should I sleep on my left side or my right? I was told by friends that sleeping on my left side is good, on my right side is not.
Sleep position: When pregnant, the enlarged uterus presses on the major blood vessels in your belly. Positioning your body to the left moves the uterus away from the vessels. You do not have to be on your side, you can simply put a pillow or something similar under your right buttocks to tilt your body to the left. Your shoulders can be flat. Hope this helps explain it more. DrG ...Read more
See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 37 weeks pregnant and having pain in my lower left and right back. While sleeping at night, the pain seems to get worse on whatever side i lay on?
Back pain is not: Uncommon. Try some tylenol (acetaminophen) prior to sleep or even tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. On the other hand, you may have insomnia that is preventing deep wave sleep and adding to your muscle spasm. Do u clinch your teeth at night? This can sometimes contribute to pain. With poor sleep i always inquire about stress, worry, sadness, guilt, daytime tiredness, to determine whether your issue is related to stress, mood issue. ...Read more
Am 34week pregnant and I can't sleep on my left side because of pain, what should I do since sleeping on the left is the best posture?
Prefer left side: Sleeping on your left side is preferable as it gets the pregnant uterus off of the inferior vena cava and aorta. When either is compressed there is less blood return to your heart and consequently your fetus. ...Read more
Is it ok to sleep on both left and right side 17wks preg? I find it impossible to sleep only on left side throughout the night.
When your pregnant is it safe to sleep on your back, belly, side?When should I stop sleeping on my back, belly, side?
What side should I sleep on?Im comfortable on my right side. And when I lay on my left it feels like im on the baby and it hurts my side.27 weeks
31 weeks pregnant while laying on my left side I get a tighten little cramp on the side of stomach & all around why?
Pressure: By 31 weeks your uterus is large enough to cause some "space issues". Is shifts around a little in your abdomen depending on your body position,It can press on blood vessels and bowel as well as tug on its own supporting ligaments which can result in cramp and discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: the does not have a favorite side or predisposition. ...Read more
Difficulty breathing when lying on right side. On my back and left side I breathe good. What could it be? Is it serious?
Variable cause: Could be anything for a deviated septum in your nose to a collapsed left lung (symptoms occur when the good side is compromised). A chest x-ray is indicated. Pulse oximetry when you lie right side down should be measured. A PEFR measurement during sx would also help. ...Read more
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