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Sleeping Position During Pregnancy

sleeping positon during pregnancyMany women are wondering what is the best sleeping position during pregnancy.  Typically, pediatricians do not recommend that a pregnant woman sleep on their backs.

However, you can feel safe to sleep on your back while pregnant if you are still in your first trimester.  As the uterus grows inside of you and becomes heavier you should begin to look for an alternate sleeping position

The biggest problem with sleeping on your back during pregnancy is that as the uterus gets larger it presses on the vein that brings the blood from you lower body to you upper body, namely your heart.  If you choose to lie on your back for long periods of time you possibly may be interfering with the nutrients and blood flow to your placenta and your baby that is developing. This is one reason why this sleeping position during pregnancy is frowned upon.