Fine Sleep Positions during being pregnant, It’s every mamas high-quality pal. But as many women be aware of, sleep may also be problematic to get when you’re pregnant and much more so after getting your little one. However when you’re pregnant you’re probably tossing and turning each night trying to find a relaxed role. (That and getting as much as pee every hour.) It then takes without end earlier than you ultimately go to sleep. And for those who’re like me, who more often than not sleeps on her stomach, your typical sleep positions don’t work.
There are numerous motives for these new discomforts that you’re feeling even as mendacity in bed. These being back soreness, heartburn, your developing bump hanging pressure on your bladder, and having shortness of breath or feeling lightheaded.
1. Sleeping On Your Side
The best sleep position during pregnancy is to be on your side. Preferably, the left side. The reason for this is laying on your left side releases any pressure that might be on your vena cava (a large vein that runs down the right lower side of your body and is responsible for bringing all the unoxygenated blood from your lower extremities to you heart). Your vena cava is responsible for sending blood to your uterus, which increases the amount of blood, oxygen and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby. This is why sleeping on your left side is preferred, however, I don’t want you to lose any more sleep if you end up sleeping on your right side. As long as you are switching positions each night or even throughout the night (which I’m sure you are) you are doing just fine.
And when sleeping on your side, I’m a big advocate of finding a good pregnancy pillow that will keep you comfortable throughout the night. I’m using this pregnancy pillow from Suyeeson and highly recommend it. As you can see, when laying on your left side, you can keep your legs and knees bent, and put one side of the pregnancy pillow between your legs. I’ll demonstrate the other sleep positions with this pillow.
2. Support on Your Back and Belly
If you are experiencing back pain when trying to sleep, the side lying position is also helpful. I recommend putting a pillow behind your back for more support and tucking the side of the pregnancy pillow under your abdomen. This will help relieve some pressure off of your back.
The side lying position can also help if you add more pillows in-between your legs. This will help open your pelvis and take pressure off of your lower back.
3. Sleeping Elevated
Tons of women suffer from heartburn during pregnancy. And during the night is when it can really flare up. To help with this, you may want to try propping up your upper body. Having your upper body elevated will help the acidity that builds up to stay down. Here are some different ways you can do that with a pregnancy pillow.
This position can also help if you are experiencing shortness of breath or feeling lightheaded.
The best part about having a good pregnancy pillow is that when you are changing your position in the middle of the night, you don’t have to rearrange your pillows every time. It’s one and done! As you can see from my demonstration here:
A pregnancy pillow is also a great investment even after you have baby. There are tons of ways that you can continue to use it!
These sleep positions that I’ve mentioned may not sound completely comfortable to you, especially if you are used to sleeping on your stomach or back. But I promise that they will help! With proper positioning and a good pillow, your sleep will get better.
NOTE: It’s normal for you to not stay in one position all night, and rotating positions is fine. Just know that the two positions that you should avoid during pregnancy is 1) sleeping on your back, and 2) sleeping on your stomach. When sleeping on your back, the weight of baby on your back could cause problems with backaches, breathing, the digestive system, hemorrhoids, low blood pressure and a decrease in circulation to your heart and your baby. Sleeping on your stomach will apply too much body weight and pressure on your uterus and growing baby. Stay safe by sticking to the positions that I’ve listed above.
Were there any positions or pillows or products that helped you get a better night’s sleep while pregnant? We’d love to know! Please share your experience and recommendations in the comments below.