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Week 16: The Challenges

 

serene pregnant couple embraceFinding a comfortable sleeping position during pregnancy can be a challenge!

By the time you reach the midpoint of your pregnancy, you should avoid lying on your back, as it can cause pressure on one of the major veins of your body, limiting blood flow to the placenta.

Sleeping on your stomach is also a no-go, due to pressure on the fetus.

Your best bet is to start getting used to sleeping on your left side. This allows for maximum blood flow to your unborn baby. To get comfy in this position, try placing a pillow between your knees and another behind your back.

Sleep and Sex - How to Stay in Sync

Just because you are pregnant, you don’t need to shelve sex or compromise sleep at bedtime. Read how you can keep them from being benched, while also keeping your baby safe.

Asthma and Pregnancy - Managing Both

Wondering how to manage your asthma and how it may affect you and your baby? Read about managing asthma symptoms while pregnant to minimize complications.

Dangers of Chlamydia

You may be infected and not realize it, putting your baby at risk. Testing is simple and the infection is curable. Learn about the infection, and the reasons to be tested.