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Is it safe to sleep on my stomach while i'm pregnant?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If your are comfortable doing that.
It may become impractical later in pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

If your are comfortable doing that.
It may become impractical later in pregnancy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleeping position

At early of first trimester-when you are not yet showing- you can sleep on your stomach without any problem. Once you start showingor at later stage of pregnancy- i dont think you would feel comfortable to sleep on your stomach.

In brief: Sleeping position

At early of first trimester-when you are not yet showing- you can sleep on your stomach without any problem. Once you start showingor at later stage of pregnancy- i dont think you would feel comfortable to sleep on your stomach.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Generally women find sleeping on their stomach to be uncomfortable when they are in the third trimester. Women who have high blood pressure or lupus or certain serious medical problems, where getting enough blood to the baby is an issue, are told to sleep on their side because this naturally supplies more blood to the baby.

In brief: Yes

Generally women find sleeping on their stomach to be uncomfortable when they are in the third trimester. Women who have high blood pressure or lupus or certain serious medical problems, where getting enough blood to the baby is an issue, are told to sleep on their side because this naturally supplies more blood to the baby.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Nature has provided wonderful protection for the developing baby -- the amniotic sac (bag of waters) acts as a natural shock absorber, so sleeping on your stomach is perfectly safe.
By the time you've reached the third trimester, you won't want to, because you can't!

In brief: Yes

Nature has provided wonderful protection for the developing baby -- the amniotic sac (bag of waters) acts as a natural shock absorber, so sleeping on your stomach is perfectly safe.
By the time you've reached the third trimester, you won't want to, because you can't!
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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