Can I lay on my back with pillows while pregnant?

It’s said that as long as you’re not sleeping flat on your back, you will be fine. The inferior vena cava is a large vein in the body that carries blood from the lower limbs and organs to the heart. Even if you can sleep at a 20-30 degree angle, this pressure will be relieved significantly. Many people think they have to sleep completely flat on their backs, but this isn’t necessarily true.

Fact

Parents who exercise regularly are good fitness models for their children; this encourages children to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Myth

It takes seven years for your body to digest gum.

Your body actually can’t digest gum at all, even in seven years. You see, gum doesn’t stay in your stomach—it just moves quickly through your digestive system and exits through your stool.