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How to sleep during pregnancy

3 July 2018 No Comment

Researchers have finally been able to show what happens in utero when pregnant women sleep on their side compared to sleep on their backs. And what they found is that it is better to sleep on your side. According to an article on essentialbaby.com.au, scans revealed the following:

“prior work has established that maternal sleeping position – specifically sleeping on the back – is associated with increased risk of stillbirth”

“It is known, however, that sleeping on the left side of the body increases the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and the baby.”

“when a mother slept on her back, her baby was less active. In fact bubs, were only active when expectant mamas slept on their left or right side. (Fetal activity is one measure of a baby’s well-being).”

Read more: http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/pregnancy/pregnancy-health/this-is-why-heavily-pregnant-women-should-sleep-on-their-sides-20171012-gz069c#ixzz5KANHXEeu

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