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Why is it better to

lay on the left side with braxton hicks?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on May. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • its better to lay on the left side *always* during pregnancy. its because there is a major vein (or artery, some blood-pumping vessel) on the right side, and by laying on it, you can cause the blood to slow down, which obviously can cause issues for the baby
    llansky

    Answer by llansky at 11:43 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • i mean the growing uterus puts weight on that artery, cutting off blood supply. trying to figure out which one it is exactly, i think its the vena cava...
    llansky

    Answer by llansky at 11:44 PM on May. 30, 2009

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