9 years, 8 months ago SuryaRashmiKeymaster
I am in my third trimister in pregnancy..i can’t get proper sleep at night.Some articles are showing that sleeping position at left side is safe for a baby,but i can not sleep so long time at left side..please sugess me what is the best side to sleep during pregnancy?if i sleep at my right side is it harmful to my baby?
9 years, 8 months ago sandhyachandraKeymaster
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.
9 years, 8 months ago funnymomKeymaster
Sleeping on your side is the best position during pregnancy,as it reduces pressure on your back.
You can put pillows on your side and lean on it for comfort.Putting a pillow between the knees while lying on the side is also very comfortable.
Sleeping on the left side is good.So keep changing sides.
9 years, 7 months ago SuryaRashmiKeymaster
Thank u so much for u r valuable advice.I will defineltly try this….thanks again.
8 years, 2 months ago DhaaruniKeymaster
Best ways for Pregnant women to sleep on pregnancy 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.
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9 years, 11 months ago ChaayaKeymaster
My friend doesnt have any old age people to advice her in pregnancy period… so she wants to know how should she sleep during pregnancy?she is at third trimester period.please suggest me so that i can tell her…
9 years, 11 months ago M Jhansi lakshmiKeymaster
How old is she?. How many childs she have?, is she really feeling sleepless. Is she wants long sleep.
Position for any sleep is left side is best. If avail good kushion bed is ok. Keep legs also little hight by putting pillow down.
Generelly, it is some what disturb the physiological activities some times. Don’t expect any wrong in that. Because a mother leads two lifes(your self + baby) in mother hood. So enjoy the sweet memories of our buddy thoughts. Keep stomach with a little reserve food always, take a small glass of milk. Take ragi malt if you are interested. Take pomogranites contains rich food.
Lot of literature available. If req, write your problem, I will explain or send some literature about any problem.
9 years, 11 months ago monica01Keymaster
Pregnancy is hard work, and you’ll need your sleep. One of the cruel realities is that a good night’s sleep during pregnancy remains elusive, if not impossible for most pregnant women, at some point during their pregnancy. While you might not be able to sleep like a baby, there are some ways you can improve your chances for better sleep during pregnancy.
1. Exercise. Getting your self good and tired out can’t hurt your chances of getting some quality shut eye. It’s also been shown that regular exercise can reduce the frequency of leg cramps, which many women are more prone to during pregnancy. Just don’t exercise within a couple of hours of bedtime — that rush of endorphins and adrenaline can keep you awake long after you’ve hit the sack.
2. Relaxation. You should incorporate some forms of relaxation into your day, and particularly as part of your bedtime routine. Yoga is a good form of both exercise and relaxation, just be sure that you’re following a prenatal routine. Meditation, a hot bath, or even reading a book are all ways that you can relax before going to sleep. Relaxation can help you leave the stresses and worries of the day out of the bedroom, allowing you to sleep better at night.
3. Sleep-Friendly Diet. While you’re cravings may be telling you to indulge in that enchilada, you’ll regret that choice when you’re up with a case of raging heartburn. Anything spicy, fatty or acidic are not foods that promote sleep during pregnancy. In order to avoid heartburn, upset stomach or constipation in the middle of the night, don’t eat within two hours of going to bed. Try propping yourself up with pillows to sleep in a semi reclining position, and be sure to keep some antacids near the bed in case you have to pop a couple in the middle of the night. Also, either cut caffeine completely from your diet, or limit your intake for several hours before bedtime. Try drinking some caffeine-free herbal tee or a warm cup of milk before going to bed to relax you. If you find that you experience nausea at night, keep some crackers next to your bed. Some women find that their prenatal vitamins make them feel nauseous — if this is the case, decide if you’d rather have your sleep and take them during the day or if you can sleep through the nausea.
5. Stay Hydrated. Be sure to keep yourself well hydrated throughout the day, and even at night. Even though this may mean that you have to take a couple extra potty breaks in the middle of the night, staying well hydrated may mean fewer headaches, less swelling, etc.
4. Napping. Believe it or not, one to two catnaps during the day can actually improve your sleep during pregnancy. Avoiding becoming overtired keeps you relaxed, and your body doesn’t put out adrenaline to keep you moving when you should be sleeping.
5. Routine. Get yourself into a regular nighttime routine. By going to bed the same time every night, your body will become accustomed to a regular bedtime.
6.Comfortable Bed. Pregnancy may be the time to get that new mattress you and your husband have been wanting. Although the softness should fit your preference, it should provide good, even support of your body — no waterbeds! A good mattress can make all the difference in getting quality sleep during pregnancy, so if you can, don’t skimp on the mattress. If you have anything smaller than a king or a queen sized mattress, you may also want to upsize — women tend to take up a little more space when pregnant for lots of reasons! Choose comfy bed linens that will breathe well, and layer blankets for those hot flashes pregnant women tend to get.
7. Pajamas. If you sleep in pajamas, you may need to get some maternity pjs for added comfort. Sleep shirts, elasticized pajama bottoms shorts all work well. Since pregnant women often experience hot and cold flashes due to hormones and poor circulation, wear breathable cotton so you stay warm, but not overheated.
8.Support Pillows. Women no longer have to resort to creative pillow arrangements to comfortably sleep during pregnancy. While the old pillow-between-the-knees-pillow-under-the-belly-pillow-behind-the-back trick may work in a pinch, there are many maternity pillows on the market that do the job of two to three separate pillows. The body pillow is long enough to hug and support your belly, and maybe your knee. A wrap-around maternity pillow is long for hugging and supporting the belly, but curves up between your knees to help align your hips and spine for better comfort. A pregnancy wedge can support either your belly or back.
9. Room Temperature. Your husband will be jumping for joy now that you want the room to be a little cooler than usual. With all that extra heat your body is generating cooking up that baby, you may find that you’re more comfortable turning down the thermostat. You can always pile on an extra blanket if you find yourself a bit chilly in the middle of the night.
10.Sleep Positions. By your second trimester, you’ll find that sleeping on your belly is no longer an option, and sleeping on your back is no longer safe for your baby. Get used to sleeping on your left side, which is the safest position for sleeping during pregnancy. This allows the maximum flow of blood and oxygen to your baby. It is safe to sleep on your right side as well, and this may be necessary if you need to change positions periodically.
Hope this Helps
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