On February 3, 2021
When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly can help your lungs work better. It can help get more oxygen into your lungs more easily. It can help prevent lung injury. Lying on your belly is known as the prone position. You may also hear it called “proning.” If you’re in the hospital, the healthcare team may position you to help your lungs. Once you are strong enough, your healthcare team may want you to do these position changes on your own.