Sleeping Positions

Sleeping comfortably while pregnant can be very hard indeed, and will only become more difficult as your pregnancy progresses. You may feel very fatigued and sleepy right throughout pregnancy. However, here are some sleep tips to keep you feel your best!

Pregnant women are commonly advised against sleeping on their backs once they reach the 2-3 month period. This is because of the weight of the baby and uterus can compress the inferior vena cava, which takes blood from your lower body to the heart, which may cause dizziness, sweaty and have palpitations.

Is this reaction dangerous?
Only if you ignore it. The reaction is strong enough that most people would quickly change position, which wouldn't actually cause any harm to your baby.

IF however you do ignore the signals, you may black out and lose consciousness.

In any event, there are very few woman who could actually lie on their backs when in advanced pregnancy.

Pregnant woman are advised to try and sleep on the left side, as the liver is a large organ, and occupies the right upper side of the stomach.


Visit the forum to get advice from other women on sleeping positions so you can have a good nights rest


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