When we are pregnant, our body becomes a little bigger, especially our belly.
This increases our discomfort at bedtime, either because we are very keen to go to urinate because of the pressure in our bladder or because we simply do not find the perfect position...
However, there are several positions that you can try to make you feel more comfortable and sleep better during pregnancy. These are:
Sleeping on the side (Left Preferably)
For this position you only need to place a pillow between your legs and put yourself on your side so that your belly lies gently on the bed without causing any pain or discomfort.
At first, it may be a bit tricky for some, but after a few days you'll get used to it and see how much better you sleep.
Why is sleeping on the left side during pregnancy better?
This position increases the amount of blood reaching the placenta. It also increases the amount of oxygen and different nutrients essential for the development of the baby. It is also helping that the vena cava that passes through the whole body is not obstructed.
This also improves blood circulation to the heart, and the entire fetus, uterus and kidneys have better blood flow providing better functionality and development.
Instead, on the right side or upside down, the baby presses the mother's vena cava, decreasing blood and oxygen reaching the uterus.
Many doctors recommend this position with the trunk elevated so that you can avoid dizziness, palpitations, nasal congestion, heartburn and in other women the very annoying feeling of suffocation.
Another of the most famous sleeping positions during pregnancy is that of the raised feet. This position with sloping legs helps prevent swelling in the legs, irregular blood flow in the rest of the body, and it often prevents the onset of varicose veins.
It is known that sleeping during pregnancy can be really difficult, but by using good pillows and being in a stable position, it is very likely that you will not get any problem sleeping.