A 41-year-old female asked:
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i'm 27 weeks of gestation, should i start to sleep on my left side instead of my back? what about my right side?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Whatever's comfy: Generally whatever is comfy for you is comfy for baby...but not always...If baby doesn't like it you are likely to GET THE MESSAGE in due course. If you sleep on your right side at this point you may cut off a little of your blood return coming up from your legs and the pelvic/abdominal region and that will reduce amount of oxygenated blood baby gets. Again, you'll be TOLD TO readjust. if needed.
Answered on Nov 7, 2014

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