Does Sleeping on My Back Hurt the Baby?

To avoid any problems, it’s a good idea to sleep on your side. The left side is particularly beneficial in pregnancy because it improves circulation and provides the best blood flow to your uterus and baby. If you’ve never been much of a side sleeper, you may want to buy a maternity pillow to help you stay in the right position. It’s also helpful to start training yourself to side-sleep in the early months of pregnancy.

What if you wake up in the middle of the night and you’re flat on your back? Don’t stress, it happens to many pregnant women from time to time, and it shouldn’t cause your baby any harm. Just roll over on your side again and drift back to sleep.

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