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Is It Safe To Sleep On Your Stomach During Pregnancy?

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From clothes and diet to bathroom schedules and sleepless nights, there’s a lot a woman undergoes during the pregnancy period.

Pregnancy is nothing short of a life changing experience for a woman. Take your sleeping position, for instance. You may be used to sleeping on your front throughout your life, and suddenly, as your belly starts to grow in size, you’re not able to find a comfortable position to sleep. Further, it’s no help now that you find yourself rushing to the washroom after every few hours to empty your bladder and face nausea and morning sickness practically every single day of your first trimester.

First, it is only for a few months, so relax! Second, equipping yourself with awareness goes a long way in soothing your fears, so pep yourself with positive thinking. Here we’ve put down everything you need to know about sleeping on your stomach during pregnancy, and bought you some simple and cool tips to sleep better during pregnancy.

Read also: SIMPLE GUIDE TO SLEEPING WELL DURING PREGNANCY

Sleeping On Stomach During Pregnancy – Is It Safe

Sleeping in this position is NOT recommended for prolonged durations, as it could affect your blood circulation, which could be harmful for your baby. Experts recommend pregnant women to avoid sleeping on their tummy, especially during the second and third trimesters. Your baby, now growing rapidly, may get pressed against the vena cava, which is the main vein that carries blood back to your heart from your lower body.

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