Sleeping Position During Pregnancy

Sleep Positions during Pregnancy
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Throughout the early trimesters, most women don’t have any problems on sleeping. As the womb grows and expands however, you may find it a bit challenging to go to bed. Around 5 months most pregnant women find that they have more and more trouble to get comfortable on bed.
It’s vital that you do find a comfy position and get as much rest as you can. Pregnancy pillows may be an answer to your trouble. Getting enough sleep will not only help you get refreshed but also help both you and your baby to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy.
Comfy Sleeping Positions
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  1. Lie on your sides. Most women find out that lying on their side is the most comfortable position to sleep during pregnancy. Many doctors recommend pregnant women to lie on their left side. This promotes optimal blood flow for you and your baby. It is not written in stones, should you feel more comfortable on your right side there’s really no reason to avoid that.
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  3. Avoid lying on your back. This is not recommended, as this will compress your inferior vena cava (The major vein bringing back blood from your lower body parts to the heart). If you compress this vein, you’ll disrupt the blood flow, this could end up make you dizzy or lightheaded, and in the long run it can cause many other symptoms such as hemorrhoids, varicose, etc.
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  5. Add some support. Most women will also find that they need added support while sleeping. This can easily accomplished by using a body or pregnancy pillow. Tuck the pillow under your belly and legs, and use a smaller pillow to support your back so you don’t roll over on your back while sleeping.
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  7. Try reclined / semi reclined positions. Some women find that a semi-reclined position work best for them. Stack some pillows behind your back, but avoid lying on your back. Again, nothing is written in stones, if you find you rolled on to your back simply roll back to one of your sides and go back to sleep.
  8. Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment. There are dozens of sleeping positions you can try at home, but the most important thing is for you to feel comfortable. There really is no golden position for pregnant woman, as each pregnancy is unique so does the ways of coping with it. You may find that an extra lift under the arm or even a light pillow resting on top of their head to be the best position, well don’t hesitate to do so.

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