#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Can I Lie On My Tummy When Pregnant?


Q: Good evening, Doc. Please is anything wrong with you lying on your tommy with 8 weeks pregnancy and I am always having upper back pain. Thanks in anticipation.

A: Congratulations on your pregnancy! In early pregnancy, there’s nothing really wrong with lying on your tummy….that’s if you feel comfortable. As your pregnancy progresses, you will definitely not be able to do so again. So, if this is your guilty pleasure, enjoy it while it lasts. Generally, in the first trimester, if you’re used to sleeping on your back or tummy, you can continue. However, as you get into your second trimester, it is fact that pregnant women should not sleep on their backs especially close to term. This is because the woman may feel dizzy as the growing uterus puts pressure on the vein that returns blood from the body making the woman feel dizzy on getting up and…

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