Safe Sleeping Positions during Pregnancy

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Sleeping on your left side is the safest position for pregnant women as it increases blood flow to the baby and to the uterus.

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When pregnant, you should also ensure that your legs, hips and back are properly supported while sleeping and avoid lying flat on your back.

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Using a pillow between your legs can help maintain proper alignment in your spine and pelvis while sleeping which can reduce pain and discomfort.

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Try to keep the bedding lightweight and avoid thick blankets which can cause overheating during sleep.

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It’s important to make sure that you’re comfortable when trying different sleeping positions during pregnancy; if one position causes more discomfort than another, it’s best to move into a different position.

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Other safe sleep positions include lying on your right side or propping yourself up with pillows at an angle so that you’re not completely flat on your back.

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Avoiding certain sleep positions such as lying on your stomach or sitting up too long in bed can help reduce the risk of serious health issues like preeclampsia, placental abruption, or stillbirth for pregnant women.

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Safe Sleeping Positions during Pregnancy

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