Some women are used to sleep on the stomach, some on the back, and some are the most comfortable on the side. As belly grows bigger, you will need to get used to sleeping poses that are safest for the baby. In the text below, find out which poses are safest and the most comfortable for both you and your baby.
In the first three months of pregnancy, no position during sleep can harm the baby. The fetus is small, only a few centimeters, so you can sleep freely both on the stomach and back but later in pregnancy, these positions can be harmful to the baby and you.
SLEEPING ON THE STOMACH
If you are one of those women who has been accustomed to sleeping on your stomach, this position will not be appropriate for you after the first trimester, and for some of them, earlier. It will naturally come that you will turn on the side because you will find sleeping on the bally uncomfortable and unpleasant because you will be afraid to press the baby.
Sleeping on your back
If this is your favorite sleeping position, after the first trimester you have to become alert and try to turn yourself to the side more. As the baby grows, the uterus starts to press the lower hollow vein, otherwise known as the vena cava, which returns blood from feet to the heart. It also supplies baby with blood and nutrients. Lying on the back can weaken the circulation, and the blood supply to the baby, which can endanger babies life. The womb also exerts pressure on other organs and veins, and problems with hemorrhoids can occur.
While sleeping, it may happen that you turn to the back, but if you wake up in that position, just go back to the side.
Half lying POSITION
A half lying position for many pregnant women is the most comfortable for sleeping because of a heartburn. The position is safe and can be very comfortable if you tucked in with some pillows.
SLEEPING ON THE SIDE
On the left or right? Many doctors say it does not matter and that it’s safe to sleep on both sides, but there are still some others who claim different.
On the right we have a liver, so the uterus can press its weight, while sleeping on the left side is completely safe for the baby and the mother. The only problem with sleeping on the side can be the pelvic pain that can occur, but it can be solved by placing a cushion between your legs while sleeping.
Do you have sleeping problems?
The pregnant women can experience many problems as insomnia, heartburn, heart rate, constipation, back pain and frequent need for urination that can make them problems to sleep. This can additionally shorten the dream that is necessary during pregnancy. Click on this TEXT and read how to solve these problems and provide yourself a peaceful night’s sleep.