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Can I sleep on my stomach in the third trimester? Or will it hurt the baby? I'm approaching 33 weeks.

Can I sleep on my stomach in the third trimester? Or will it hurt the baby? I'm approaching 33 weeks.

If Comfortable: As long as your pregnancy is proceeding normally and you and the baby are doing well you can sleep in any position that works best for your comfort. Many women in their third trimester still sleep on their tummy, often propped with body pillows. Getting sleep at this stage of pregnancy is most important and finding your best comfy way to do this is what counts.

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital.

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Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

See below...: The most likely explanation for pain that you describe is related to reflux disease or problems relate to your gallbladder. Both of these are extremely common during pregnancy and easy to evaluate - call your doctor!

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Just started 3rd trimester, and sex causes some cramping in abdomen making it uncomfortable and a bit painful. Should I also be concerned for the baby?

Just started 3rd trimester, and sex causes some cramping in abdomen making it uncomfortable and a bit painful. Should I also be concerned for the baby?

No: The baby is fine. The impact to your cervix is causing your uterus to contract. That causes the sensation of cramping you feel. This is normal, and the contractions are not strong enough to cause labor or have any impact on the baby.

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Is a upset stomach and taking number twos a early sign of pregnacy?

Is a upset stomach and taking number twos a early sign of pregnacy?

Possibly: It could be pregnancy related, but just as likely to be an issue with your diet or gastrointestinal tract or new medication that you have started.

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Upset stomach and nausea are these signs of prefnancy?

Could be: They could be signs of pregnancy, have a urine test to check.

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Is it okay to sleep on my right side during my third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it okay to sleep on my right side during my third trimester of pregnancy?

Right side: Have you had any issues or issues with the baby? It is most often ok but Check with your Obgyn first to avoid blood flow issues to the baby.

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Is it safe to sleep on your back in the third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to sleep on your back in the third trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: It is safe to sleep on your back, however, if you develop difficulty breathing or lightheadedness, it could be because your uterus is pressing on your Vena Cava. Try sleeping on your left side. Hope this helps!

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What kind of bowel movements are common during third trimester of pregnancy?

What kind of bowel movements are common during third trimester of pregnancy?

Constipation: Constipation is very common in pregnancy. The more you strain the more likely you are to get hemorrhoids. You should aim to have at least 1 soft bowel movement almost every day.

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I've had a cold and now sinus infection for nearly three weeks and I'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy. May this cause high pulse & bp?

I've had a cold and now sinus infection for nearly three weeks and I'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy. May this cause high pulse & bp?

Possibly: But not likely, and in addition, you should never make that assumption, particularly during pregnancy. Go and see your obstetrician. This could be something more serious.

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How fast does a baby develop in the second and third trimester of pregnancy?

How fast does a baby develop in the second and third trimester of pregnancy?

Develope /grow: The babies major structures are defined and recognizable by the end of the first trimester. Elaboration of structure (finish work) for things like kidneys, brain, intestine, etc continue thru the 2nd while the third trimester is basically weight gain & some lung work.

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Is it normal to have bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy?

No: Bleeding is not normal in pregnancy unless it is associated with labor. If you are bleeding, you need to see your doc ASAP. If it is more than just pink-tinged discharge or spotting after intercourse, its best to go to the hospital or your provider for an evaluation. This is especially true if you are also cramping. Best wishes!

Dr. William Harris
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