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Why does my baby start kicking and flipping more when I lay down? Could my positioning cause umbilical cord issues?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Ultrasound may tell
Many women report increased fetal movement when they lie on their sides.
We believe that is related to an increase in blood flow to the baby due to a change in the mother's position and activity. With regard to positioning and cord compression, it is typically the position of the fetus/cord in a uterus with a low amount of amniotic fluid that is occasionally associated with "issues" or problems.

In brief: Ultrasound may tell
Many women report increased fetal movement when they lie on their sides.
We believe that is related to an increase in blood flow to the baby due to a change in the mother's position and activity. With regard to positioning and cord compression, it is typically the position of the fetus/cord in a uterus with a low amount of amniotic fluid that is occasionally associated with "issues" or problems.
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