Recovery position: If the person is unresponsive and breathing normally, without any suspected spine, hip or pelvis injury, turn the victim to a lateral side-lying position
to work the neck is probably the least utilized position, but it can offer many advantages for deep work.
In effect the side-lying position
described earlier is making use of reflex inhibiting patterns.
Stretching hip flexors: Start in a side-lying position
This component of the side-lying position
is especially important as it may offer relief to those with anterior shoulder pain.
Pregnancy massage is done in the side-lying position
Massage can also be performed by using the side-lying position
Higher-risk patients, such as those with fetal heart rate changes should avoid this position; in those cases, a side-lying position
will improve heart rate patterns and Apgar scores.
2] may be significantly reduced in the left lateral side-lying position
in mechanically ventilated postoperative patients.
hi the short term, you might experiment with various positioning maneuvers such as placing your daughter in a side-lying position
with rolled-up towels behind her back or gently bending one leg forward from the hip.
Use the Thirty Degree Rule: 30 degree side-lying position
and no more than 30 degree head of bed elevation to prevent shearing forces unless medically contraindicated.
-- Learning to nurse your baby lying down is invaluable.