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The Best Sleep Postion during Pregnancy

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    The Best Sleep Postion during Pregnancy

    Sleeping on your side is best while you're pregnant. In particular, sleeping on your left side may benefit your baby by improving blood flow and therefore nutrients to the placenta. It also helps your kidneys efficiently eliminate waste products and fluids from your body, which in turn reduces swelling in your ankles, feet, and hands.It's a good idea to start training yourself early in pregnancy to sleep on your left side whenever you can. Of course, staying in one position all night isn't likely to be comfortable, so turning from side to side while favoring your left side is probably the best strategy.As for sleeping on your back, avoid that position throughout pregnancy, especially in the later months. Here's why:When you're sleeping on your back, the weight of your uterus lies on the spine, back muscles, intestines, and major blood vessels. This can lead to muscle aches and pains,hemorrhoids, and impaired circulation, which is uncomfortable for you and can reduce circulation to your baby.Back sleeping can make blood pressure drop, causing some expectant moms to experience dizziness. On the other hand, in some moms-to-be it can make blood pressure go up.Finally, back sleeping can cause snoring and, with increased weight, could lead to sleep apnea.

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    Re: The Best Sleep Postion during Pregnancy

    The best sleeping positions during pregnancy are as follows:

    Sleep on your side
    If you are sleeping on your sides, comfort yourself with the pillows.
    Cross one leg over the other with a pillow in between will helps for the efficient kidney functioning.
    Sleeping on your left side is considered to be best because it improves the blood flow and reduces the swelling in your feet

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