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is it safe to lay on your stomach while pregnant?

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well docters say not to because the baby doesnt get alot of oxygen that way
According to thelaboroflove.comSome sleep positions are better than others while pregnant. Medical professionals recommend that women sleep on their left side in order to allow maximum blood flow to the baby. This also improves the mother’s kidney functioning which aids in reducing swelling. Also, sleeping on your left side will avoid pressure on your liver, which is located on the right side of your body.Naturally, sleeping on your tummy is not a good idea. For starters, at 8 to 9 months pregnant, you’re likely to look and feel like a crazy see-saw! Besides that comical point of view, it’s just not comfortable and it can put a lot of pressure on your baby.As for sleeping on your back, this is also not a good idea because it applies pressure to the inferior vena cava, a major vein which sends blood from your lower body to your heart. Lightheadedness and numbness can result, and anyway, sleeping on your back when pregnant is rather uncomfortable when your baby’s size is more substantial because your back and intestines will be uncomfortable under the pressure.
I hope that helps! But fom my own point of view I personally can't get any sleep unless I sleep on the side that is closes to the edge of my bed(sometimes left or sometimes right) I don't know why.  Its just probably because I share my bed with my husband and three year old and I'd rather sleep facing away from them at night so that I don't get kicked. I don't know but I say whatever side is more comfy for you just don't sleep on your stomach or back.
I read that after the first trimester it isn't safe. So if you are still in the first then I wouldn't sweat it too much. I would suggest that you start trying to find something you can tolerate or it will get really hard when you get farther along. Hope it helped. Good luck! :)
Thank you! This helped a lot. I in my 2nd trimester. I've slept on my stomah all my life so it's hard breaking the habbit. I've been triying to sleep on my side.
Try using a body pillow to prevent you from rolling over onto your stomach - its worked for me and I've been a stomach sleeper most of my life.
I always slept on my stomach before i was pregnant so i found it hard not to anymore. They recomend laying on your left side throughout pregnancy now.
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Sleeping in a comfortable position helps a woman with her aches and pains by allowing her body to rest. Some of the reasons it is so hard to find a comfortable sleeping position while being pregnant is due to the enlarging of the abdomen, leg cramps, pressure on the uterus, back pain, shortness of breath and heartburn. Sleeping positions can help the baby also. For example, sleeping on the side can help with the pressure on the uterus which gives the baby more space to move. There are many sleeping positions during pregnancy. Thank you.  college application essay editing
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