The preferred position for pregnant women is in semi-fowlers on left side to prevent vena cava compression. If the vena cava is compressed it will decrease venous return, reduce cardiac output and blood pressure, and decrease PLACENTAL PERFUSION. Bad mommy.

The preferred position for pregnant women is in semi-fowlers on left side to prevent vena cava compression. If the vena cava is compressed it will decrease venous return, reduce cardiac output and blood pressure, and decrease PLACENTAL PERFUSION. Bad mommy.

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