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When During Pregnancy Should I Change My Sleep Position
Yes: In a perfect world, pregnant women should sleep on their left sides. This allow the uterus and baby to roll off the blood vessels and allow greater blood return to the heart and subsequently to the baby. In most people, without severe anemia, it doesn't make as much difference if you sleep on your right, left or even back. I do tell back sleepers to try to lay on a pillow under one hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can't find a comfortable position to sleep during my pregnancy, any ways i can be comfortable and stay asleep, or is this truly a never ending battle?
Hard to sleep : It can be hard to get comfortable during sleep, or anything else for that matter. Sleeping on your left side is best because baby gets the most blood flow. Avoid back and obviously your stomach. Try a warm bath, warm fruit tea, or a massage before bed to help you sleep. Hope all goes well with you and baby. ...Read more
It can: Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened. On back the airway and gravity mostly collapse this tube. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to take zzzquil during my pregnancy? I took it before and i loved how quickly i fell asleep.
Is it normal to have tingles in vaginal area during early pregnancy? Kind of feels like when ur foot is asleep
Yes: The sensations a woman feels during early pregnancy range from a subtle tingling in the genital and lower abdominal areas to light cramping. This can also happen in your breasts. These are normal. If they are painful or interfering with your everyday routine, then you should see a health care provider. ...Read more
What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?
Long answer!: Best way to sleep can be very personalized. In general i would say make sure you are correct/near ideal body weight, avoid sedative hypnotics prior to sleep, sleep on side if comfortable, avoid matresses that may become old and worn, avoid allergens during sleep (make sure breathing clean air). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfortable : Any position you comfortable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: ? can sleep position worsen sciatica. Long nerve tracts are normally stretched by certain anatomical positions. If nerve abnormally impinged anywhere pain shoots down tract. Best psn. to remit pain is supine (no pillow) on couch w. sciatica leg flexed 45 degrees & leaned vs. couch back; other foot on arm rest. Position also diminishes longitudinal spinal cord pull. Relaxed nerves are happy nerves. ...Read more
Fetal: position and also with elevated back.Get a more detailed answer ›
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