Hey You, Future Mom! You Are Sleeping Wrong, This Is The Correct Sleeping Position During Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, especially during the third trimester many pregnant women have difficulties to get comfy and fall asleep. For most pregnant women, during pregnancy, their regular sleeping position simply doesn’t work.
Below we are going to suggest you a sleeping position which according to experts can be helpful and will make you feel comfortable and you will fall asleep much easier.
Why pregnant women feel so uncomfortable in normal sleeping position?
Body of pregnant woman undergoes numerous changes. These changes of the body are really huge and it is most likely that these changes will have impact on the sleeping habits.
Some of the reasons that cause discomfort during sleeping are: increased size of the abdomen, back pain, indigestion, shortness of breath or sleeplessness.
What are the best sleep positions recommended by doctors for the pregnant women?
SOS (Sleep on side)
The best sleeping position ever recommended by the doctor is SOS (sleep on side). It would be even more comfortable provided you try to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your left side probably will increase the flow of blood and other nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby. In this position, try to bend your legs and knees, and keep a pillow between your legs.
Pregnant women who are facing with back pain should try to use SOS position and place one pillow under the abdomen and other between their legs.
For pregnant women who are experiencing indigestion issues during the night, it is advisable to prop up their upper body by keeping a pillow.
During the third trimester, many women experience shortness of breath. In order to prevent this, they should try to lie on side or use pillow as a support.
At first this sleeping position may seem awkward, particularly if you are used to sleep on your back or stomach. However, it is advisable to try this sleeping position and you will figure out which sleeping position is best for you.
Note: it is almost impossible to stay at the same position all night, so after some time you can try to rotate.
What sleeping positions you should avoid?
Sleeping on you back:
Sleeping in this position can lead to problems like backaches, breathing issues, indigestion, hemorrhoids, low blood pressure, and even drop the circulation of blood to your heart and fetus. You must be thinking why? Well, it is because of the reason that your abdomen will exert more pressure on your intestine and major blood vessels (the aorta and vena cava).
Sleeping on your stomach:
With passing days during your pregnancy time, your abdomen goes through various physical changes and makes it more challenging for you to lay down with comfort on your stomach.