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Blood clot in lower leg. When lying down can I use pillows to support? Or is it better without pillow support?
Sleep positions: Generally, pregnant women find it much more comfortable to sleep on their side once they are further along in their pregnancy. This helps to take pressure off your back and also helps to relieve pressure from your uterus on the main vein that brings the blood back to the heart from your legs and your feet. Consider putting a pillow between your legs and under ...Read more
I can't help you: with pillows or their placement, but if you are having issues with posture, spine alignment, etc. I recommend that you take up yoga. Very helpful in reinforcing good posture, strengthening your core and counteracting effects from slouching, bad posture using computer, watching tv, etc. ...Read more
Pillow support: You can actually go to a pillow store around you. I think there is one in monroe you can try out certain pillows and see what works the best for you. Everyone's needs are different. Good luck. ...Read more
What do you advise if i sprained my neck almost two months ago and i've experiencedlong. Will a neck pillow be good enough for support?
See Spine Specialist: Often it takes more than one epidural injection to help with pain. Also you could be having pain from your facet joints so consider evaluating these as sources for your pain and treatment options such as facet joint injections or radiofrequency ablation. Lastly although not covered by insurance stem cell therapies have been helpful in healing tissues as well. ...Read more
Why is it that I can do sit-ups with a pillow supporting the small of my back, but can't do the same exercise on a mat?
See below: Abdomenal muscles not strong enough also core muscles to be strengthened. ...Read more
There are many: The most simple of support pillows can be of help providing they give you the support your back needs. Work with your chiropractor or physical therapist to find the one that works for you. You cannot just buy something like that online in my opinion. You need to try it and make sure it is comfortable for you and gives you the support you need. ...Read more
I have been sitting for 6 hours and i'm worried about the positional strain on my neck from sitting up for that long. Will a neck pillow be good enough for support?
Take breaks: if sitting for that long consider stretching your neck every hour or so for 30 seconds. ...Read more
Is it okay if I support my 7w daughter with a pillow or blanket under her chest while on tummy time? When flat on belly she has a hard time lifting.
Good question: The answer should be easy but differs from person to person. You might need to try several products to find what works for you. Some people sleep on the side with a small pillow between their legs. Others buy a long pillow to place along their back. Others try different types of pillows. Buying a bed is a big expense but might be needed if other approaches do not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A small dark spider was on a pillow that can't be washed! Can I touch it without getting venom poison? I killed the spider, not sure what kind it was!
Yes: One can touch a dead spider. One can touch a pillow that the dead spider touched. One can even sleep on the pillow the dead spider touched, and not even have to worry about the dead spider's friends. Ants are a bit different, as they follow their friends' trails. If a squashed ant left a trail leading to a sugar droplet, his friends may hike down that same trail, not knowing the fate of ant #1. ...Read more
Pillows unsafe: Pillows are unsafe for infants as there is a suffocation risk. If the head of your baby's crib needs elevation wedges should be placed under the mattress. Also important to avoid the crib bumpers as they are also unsafe. Important to place baby to sleep on his/her back to reduce risk of sudden infant death. ...Read more
Keeps baby close: The nursing pillow was a life-saver for me (especially after my c-sections and i could not hold my baby upright for nursing). I used a "boppy" pillow and it really helped to maintain my baby in a good position that was helpful for successful nursing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not yet: Some babies still do not have adequate muscle/neck strength, and a conventional pillow may add to the (low-yet still possible) risk of a suffocating injury. There are wedge pillows specifically designed for infants that are acceptable. Best wishes. ...Read more
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