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Why do i have to drink a glass of water and lay on left side for an hour?

i was having contractions dr told me to drink a glass of water and lay on left side and time them for an hour then call them back. I didn;t think to ask why. I called dh from work to tell him and he asked what it does, but i didn;t ask. What does it do?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It helps determine the baby's activity as you count kicks.

    Answer by MamisAngels at 1:07 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Laying on your left side also increases blood flow to the baby as well

    Answer by SMG1120 at 1:38 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • A lot of contractions can be because of dehydration. If you drink the water and lay on your left side to increase blood flow your baby may want to move more and it can stop the contractions if they are BH or due to the dehydration.

    Answer by alligurl186 at 1:51 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

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