Comfortable Sleeping Positions in Pregnancy
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Using the correct sleeping positions in pregnancy can help a woman with her aches and pains
by allowing her body to get the rest it needs. Sleeping in the correct position also keeps mother and baby
healthy as and avoids health issues that can arise if a woman does not sleep in the right position.
During pregnancy you may find yourself tossing and turning in bed trying to find a sleep
position that is comfortable. Unfortunately the sleep position that you are used to may no longer be
comfortable or suitable any longer.
Sleeping comfortably while pregnant can be very tricky, and will only become more as your
pregnancy progresses and your baby gets bigger. The growing size of the baby is what leads to difficulty in
sleeping for most women. It gets difficult to become comfortable with the growing size of the placenta and
fetus causing internal pressure and discomfort.
Women who are tummy sleepers wonder if it is alright to sleep on their tummy while
pregnant. Sad to say but it is not recommended to sleep on your stomach when pregnant. By your second
trimester it will become nearly impossible to do so anyway.
During the second half of pregnancy, avoid sleeping on your back, a position that puts the
full weight of your uterus on your spine, back muscles, and the major vein that carries blood from the heart
to your legs (inferior vena cava). Most likely, during the third trimester of your pregnancy, your body won't
shift into the back-sleeping position anyway because it will be too
In the early part of your pregnancy, try to get in the habit of sleeping on your left side.
It is the position recommended by the American Pregnancy Association and most doctors. You will find this
position to be the most comfortable in pregnancy.
This position is not only going to be the most comfortable for you as your pregnancy moves
along, it is also the healthiest. Sleeping on your side keeps the weight of your uterus off of vital organs
and allows for greater blood and nutrient flow to the placenta.
The best thing you can do to maintain the proper sleeping positions in pregnancy is to get
a maternity pillow. These large, full body pillows provide extra support for your growing tummy and also keep
you in the doctor recommended side sleeping position. Many pregnant women have found maternity pillows to be
the solution to their sleeping problems.
Imagine for a moment sleeping like a baby all through the night while cradled in the comfy support
of a full body pillow; all the wile keeping the doctor recommended sleeping positions in
A maternity pillow is just what you need to get the sleep you and your baby need. To learn more
about the top rated and highest quality maternity pillows that pregnant mothers love