What posture do pregnant mothers sleep during pregnancy?Do I have to sleep on the left?

Pregnant mothers do not have to sleep on the left side during pregnancy. How should I sleep during pregnancy? In conjunction with the doctors’ science posts and my own pregnancy experience, the pregnancy process needs to be treated.

[Early pregnancy] -The left and right side is flat, avoid compression to the abdomen

Usually at 12 weeks of pregnancy, the uterus is about the size of a grapefruit, and it has just begun to grow outside the pelvis. At this time, even if it is lying flat, the size and weight of the uterus will not compress the blood vessels.

It will not have much impact on the pregnant mother himself and the baby.As long as you don’t sleep on your stomach and don’t compress your abdomen, everything else is.

【I am in the middle of pregnancy】 – lying on the side as much as possible, slightly raising the head

It is recommended to lie on the side and raise the head properly in the second trimester, more to cope with the gastroesophageal reflux.A sense of heartburning caused by gastroesophageal reflux is one of the culprits that are not well sleeping in the middle of pregnancy, especially the night is quiet, the senses are magnified, and the burning sensation of the stomach is the most difficult.

The side -to -side+properly raising the head can alleviate the discomfort caused by the reflux of the gastrointestinal canal.Raising the head is not a simple height of the pillow, which will cause cervical discomfort, it will not sleep well, and it is even easy to fall into the pillow.It is best to raise the upper body slightly to form a tilting slope.

[Late pregnancy] – Try to avoid lying flat, give priority to lying on the left side

Entering the middle and late pregnancy, if you still take a supine position when you sleep, the heavy uterus will at the same time compress the lower cavity vein and abdominal aorta. Many expectant mothers will be affected by blood circulation.Falling asleep.

Because of the same pressure, the degree of vein is more affected than the arteries, so it is generally recommended to lie on the left side, preferring to compress the abdominal aorta.

(Source: What are the things that sleeping when you are pregnant: What kind of sleeping position is more suitable? | Dr. Lilac)

The above is the suggestion of sleeping positions at all stages during pregnancy. Unhappy pregnant mothers can start lying on the left as much as possible in the second trimester, but you need to pay attention to the following two points:

1. Do not move dogmatic like me, and do n’t know if it ’s sore on the shoulders.Pregnancy itself can cause poor sleep quality, backache back pain, etc. If you change your sleeping position appropriately to make you sleep more comfortably, then change it. Lying on the left is not forced.

Second, the side lying is not to be counted on the side to 90 degrees. In fact, as long as it is slightly tilted by 15-30 degrees, the 90-degree side lying will be uncomfortable.If you are struggling with a side lying posture of 15-30 degrees, you can directly purchase the appropriate pregnant women’s pillow with conditions, and there is no conditional pillow.

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