You have been painstakingly careful in doing nothing that would hurt your baby since the moment you saw those two bliss-inducing pink lines on your pregnancy test. It is not easy to find the right sleep position, as two favorites (stomach and back) are not the best options during pregnancy. To remain relaxed and safe, here’s what you need to know.
Pregnant women are advised by doctors to avoid lying on their backs during the second and third trimesters. About why? The entire weight of the developing uterus and baby rests on your back, your intestines and your vena cava, the main vein that carries blood from your lower body back to the heart.
This pressure can make backaches and hemorrhoids much worse make digestion less successful, interfere with circulation, and likely cause low blood pressure (hypotension), which can make you dizzy. Less-than-optimal circulation, giving your baby less oxygen and nutrients, can also decrease blood flow to the fetus. For extended periods of time, just avoid sleeping upright. It’s better to sleep onto one side preferably left side throughout your pregancy.
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