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Is it good to sleep on your left side in pregnancy? Why? I often sleep on right when i get tired of left side.

Posted on: February 19, 2010


read everything when I was pregnant and they all recommend sleeping on the left side. But I never did find an explanation as to why the left side is better than the right. I personally was more comfortable on my right side.

Answers –

The important thing is that you DO NOT sleep on your back beginning in your second trimester. The weight or your uterus will restrict the blood flow through your inferior vena cava. It is a major vein that carries oxygenated blood to your baby.
So as long as you are on your side, you’re fine. You’ll reach a point when you are so uncomfortable you’ll be rolling over every hour or two. Well…..ACTUALLY….you’ll be getting up to pee every hour or two, and every time you get back in bed you will switch which side you are laying on until the next time you have to pee.

It is absoluetly a good idea to sleep on your left side during pregnancy. although it is a very big pain in the *** it increases circulation throughout your body. meaning better blood flow for you and baby…
it was soo hard for me to get used to it what helped me was an over sized stuffed animal…it kept me comfy…lol
Good Luck

The doctor told me to sleep on my left side when I was pregnant because it was easier for blood flow and just generally more comfortable, too. Don’t sleep on your back after the 1st trimester…it will make it uncomfortable to breathe. Sleeping on your right side isn’t harmful to you or your baby, though. check out the site and it’s got a really great answer for you!

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