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You should not lay on your back during pregnancy but can the same pressure on the vena cava be caused by leaning/sitting up against a hard surface?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes, but different

There is some compression of the vena cava sitting up or leaning against a hard surface, but it is minimal and temporary compared to the pressure of a weighted uterus on the vena cava while lying on your back while pregnant.

In brief: Yes, but different

There is some compression of the vena cava sitting up or leaning against a hard surface, but it is minimal and temporary compared to the pressure of a weighted uterus on the vena cava while lying on your back while pregnant.
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