Are you still lying on back during u/s?

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Are you still lying on back during u/s?
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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 2:05pm

I do follow dont sleep on back rule & don't stay on back for long periods but Ive always wondered what it felt like if I didn't obey this rule.

My Dr just said, the babies will tell you if you need to move...

At my 18w u/s I was lying down for around 40 mins & I thought I was going to pass out or hurl. Is that what it feels like?

I also had a massage/facial & she put me on back for facial & by the time it was over I was about to hurl, it was only about 20 mins.

*mindy*
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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 3:48pm

I'll let you know today.

Cherie ~ Mommy to 2 wonderful girls. Harper 7/06. Georgia 2/09
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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 3:55pm

All my ultrasounds were conducted by my MFM and they had me lay on my back each time, all the way up to 34 weeks. One time I did get really hot feeling and nauseous and they then had me go to my side until I felt better. Basically they told me they get much better images on my back and so

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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 4:09pm
I wonder if one of them is laying on a nerve, the name of which escapes me now? It is pretty common with multiples, hopefully they'll move around and give you some relief.

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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 4:45pm
Every u/s was on my back. It made me queasy and weird feeling.
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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 5:33pm

My u/s have all been on my back... but slightly at an angle. It definitely doesn't feel good to lie FLAT on my back anymore, but I wouldn't describe it as wanting to hurl... just, uncomfortable I guess. I find that even if I'm slightly angled or have something under one hip it feels much better.

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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 8:07pm
Thanks.
I guess I will just stay on back until I start to feel ill and then move. I wondered how the images would look lying on side.
Another multiple mom told me she passed out yesterday during her u/s on her back. Ugh!
*mindy*
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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 8:14pm

So my scan yesterday only took about 25 mins.

Cherie ~ Mommy to 2 wonderful girls. Harper 7/06. Georgia 2/09
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Thu, 03-24-2011 - 8:57pm

So far, yes, but my ultarsound lady always asks a few times if I'm doing ok and if I need to switch positions. She also asks if I need a potty break sometimes ;) While laying on my back isn't the most comfortable I'm not sure if any other positions would be much better for me - I'm just plain uncomfortable all the time. Lol.

It's still possible to get good pictures and measurements if you're on your side or in another position - depends how and where babies are laying. I know with my other pregnancies & all the ultarsounds I had with them they sometimes preferred if I switched positions as it would encourage them to move or enable them to get a better picture of something specific.

ERIN


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