Is this your first pregnancy?
Are you scared on the best sleeping position to avoid hurting your baby?
Congratulations, you landed on the right blog.
Firstly, congratulations mama, we wish you a smooth preggy phase and a smooth delivery with no complications…Amen.
Medically, it’s recommended that every pregnant mother should sleep with their side. It’s ideal for you and your baby-to-be. This position allows for maximum blood flow and nutrients to the placenta (which means less pressure on the vena cava) and enhances kidney function, which means better elimination of waste products and less swelling in your feet, ankles and hands.
As recommended, pregnant women should avoid lying flat on their back or directly on their stomach because lying on your back may cause more work and stress on your heart because the baby’s weight can put excessive pressure on your inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the feet and legs and abdomen back to the heart thereby reducing blood flow to the placenta. Also, sleeping on your back directly as a pregnant woman will cause your extreme backache.
Here are few position tips that would help you get comfy while sleeping on your side.
Note: Keep in mind, it’s normal to feel uncomfortable for a few nights or even a few weeks. Your body will most likely adjust to a new position given time.
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