Pregnancy sleeping positions – Which is the best?

By | January 22, 2015

When you pregnant you may find yourself uncomfortable at night, you may wake up few times and change position. There are pregnancy sleeping positions that recommended and others that not so good for the pregnant woman and the baby. Your body is changing so you may feel back pain, neck pain, shortness of breath, insomnia that disrupt your good night sleep.

Pregnancy sleeping positions – Which is the best?

The recommended sleeping position by doctors is sleeping on the side and the best side is on your left side. When you sleep on your left side it’s increase your amount of blood and nutrients and that is very good for your baby. For better sleeping you can use a pregnancy pillow. If you not comfortable sleeping on the side try to put a pillow also under your abdomen.

Pregnancy Sleeping Positions

Pregnancy Sleeping Positions

Which pregnancy sleeping positions should I avoid?

Try not to sleep on you stomach, you probably will be uncomfortable in this position and it also not good for your baby. Sleeping on the back is also not recommended you might it harder to breath and it can cause back pain, low blood pressure and decrease in circulation to your baby heart and yours heart.

 Pregnancy Sleeping positions Tips

Here you can find few tips that will make your night sleeping more comfortable:

  •  If you need more support for your belly and your back put a pillow under your tummy or between your legs. The best is to use a pregnancy pillow (they are long and support your belly and back better).
  • If you have a heartburn prop up your pillow that will be higher so your head will be higher than your body  – it will help to keep the acids in your stomach.
  • If you having shortness of breath place a pillow under your side and that will help to raise your chest.
  • Use a pregnancy pillow or a pregnancy wedge pillow – they are designed specially for pregnant women and they really help to be more comfortable and sleep better.