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Sleeping on your left side is often referred to as the “ideal” scenario during pregnancy. Positioning yourself on the left side of your body allows for optimal blood flow from the inferior vena. Experts recommend lying on your left side.

It improves circulation, giving nutrient-packed blood an easier route from your heart to the placenta to nourish your baby. Lying on the left side also. Best Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy. The best sleep position during pregnancy is “SOS” (sleep on side). Even better is to sleep on your left side.

Sleeping on your left side will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby. Keep your legs and knees bent, and put a pillow between your legs to relieve the stress on your back. Although, both sides are safe to sleep on while pregnant, left side actually has a few advantages more. Sleeping on this side will increase a number of nutrients and blood to the body and to your baby as well. It is also defined as more.

Get comfy and sleep soundly during pregnancy with two sleep positions that accommodate your growing belly. Some caregivers will suggest that you sleep on your left side in particular, but there’s actually no evidence that the left is better than the right. So feel free to shift from side to side. Left side sleep during pregnancy has been shown to be beneficial in both pregnant and non-pregnant individuals. Left side sleep during pregnancy not only improves placental blood flow to the fetus, it also enhances maternal circulation, improving lymphatic drainage and gastric.

The best sleep position when you’re expecting is on your left side — though your right is also perfectly acceptable. This position is ideal for your circulation, optimizing the oxygen and nutrients that get to your baby, as well as kidney function, reducing swelling. It’s recommended that pregnant women don’t sleep on their backs, but switch to a side sleeping position. The American Pregnancy Association recommends a left-side sleeping position for pregnant.

Sleeping on your left or right side During the second and and third trimesters, sleeping on either side — preferably the left, if possible — is ideal for you and your baby-to-be. This position allows for maximum blood flow and nutrients to the placenta (less pressure on the vena cava) and enhances kidney function, which means better. In these cases, sleeping on the left side increases blood flow to the fetus. Obviously, stomach sleeping is out, and back sleeping can put too much pressure on the spine.

For pregnant women, sleeping on the left side is the healthiest option. A Final Word. If you’re at risk for heart issues, sleeping on the right side could have long-term benefits.

List of related literature:

(Sleeping on your left side maximizes blood flow to the baby, but you’ll probably find that you flip from side to side during the night, for the sake of comfort.)

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2011

So if you like to sleep on your right side, chances are, your baby will too.

“The Baby Sleep Solution: A Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours aNight” by Suzy Giordano, Lisa Abidin
from The Baby Sleep Solution: A Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours aNight
by Suzy Giordano, Lisa Abidin
Penguin Publishing Group, 2006

Sleeping positions on the left side or abdomen are preferred, although a small percent will sleep on the right side.

“Homeopathic Treatment of Children: Pediatric Constitutional Types” by Paul Herscu
from Homeopathic Treatment of Children: Pediatric Constitutional Types
by Paul Herscu
North Atlantic Books, 1991

Positions for sleeping or resting in late pregnancy A side-lying position, with a pillow under the abdomen, behind the back or between the legs, may provide the most comfort (Figure 20.4). >

“Health Assessment and Physical Examination” by Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, Karen Theobald, Theresa Harvey
from Health Assessment and Physical Examination
by Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, et. al.
Cengage Learning Australia, 2019

IfI sleep on the right hand side of the bed, then I’m facing her when I’m sleeping, and ifI sleep on the left hand side, then my back is to her most of the time when I’m sleeping, and so I always sleep on the right hand side, and she sleeps on the left hand side.

“Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing” by Paul C. Rosenblatt
from Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing
by Paul C. Rosenblatt
State University of New York Press, 2012

Prior to this, I had always slept on my left side.

“Case Studies in Emergency Medicine: LEARNing Rounds: Learn, Evaluate, Adopt, Right Now” by Colin G. Kaide, Christopher E. San Miguel
from Case Studies in Emergency Medicine: LEARNing Rounds: Learn, Evaluate, Adopt, Right Now
by Colin G. Kaide, Christopher E. San Miguel
Springer International Publishing, 2019

Laying on the back,particularly after the fourth month,can be dangerous because it can block the blood supply to the uterus and depress fetal heart rate.A resting position on the side does not compromise fetal blood supply.

“New Dimensions In Women's Health” by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions In Women’s Health
by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

Because of the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, a prone position cannot be recommended for sleep.5 Older children may have some relief from GERD when they lie on their left side or with the head of the bed elevated.

“Integrative Medicine E-Book” by David Rakel
from Integrative Medicine E-Book
by David Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Sleeping positions while pregnant (why is sleeping on the left side so often recommended?).

“Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork” by Suzanne Yates
from Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork
by Suzanne Yates
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Try to get used to sleeping on your side, particularly on your left side as this maximizes blood flow to your baby.

“Mama Glow” by Latham Thomas
from Mama Glow
by Latham Thomas
Hay House, 2012

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