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)

When it comes to sleeping positions that are suitable for pregnant women, doctors recommend the SOS – sleep on side position. Experts add that this position is much comfortable if you sleep on your left side. Namely, if you sleep on your left side, the blood flow will be increased and needed nutrients will reach the placenta of your baby much easier. While you are in the SOS position you should try to bend your legs and knees and keep a pillow between your legs.


Important advices:

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

Pregnant women should avoid this sleeping position as it may cause certain issues, such as backaches, breathing issues, hemorrhoids, indigestion, low blood pressure, and sometimes may even obstruct the circulation of blood to your heart and fetus.

Probably some of you will wonder way? The reason for that is because your abdomen will exert more pressure on your intestines and all major blood vessels (the aorta and vena cava).

Sleeping on your stomach

During pregnancy the abdomen undergoes major changes or better said huge physical changes. Over time, due to the changes, pregnant women have difficulties to lie down on their stomach and during the last trimester that literally is impossible.


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