Best Sleeping position during pregnancy
You are likely to sacrifice sleeping on your belly and sleeping on your back as pregnancy progress. It becomes uncomfortable to sleep on your belly as your tummy grows and you will put too much strain on your back if you continue sleeping on your back. The back position rests the weight of your growing uterus on your back, intestines and two major blood vessels. This can aggravate backaches and hemorrhoids and making digestion less efficient. It might also interfere with breathing and blood circulation.
The best sleeping position is sleeping on your left side. The heart is on the left side of our body, sleeping on your left benefits fetus by improving blood flow and nutrients supply to the placenta. It also promotes the kidneys to eliminate waste products and fluids from the body more effectively in order to reduce swelling in the ankles, feet and hands.