A 23-year-old female asked:
is it not safe to sleep on your back while pregnant? i'm 30 weeks!
1 doctor answer
Dr. Holly Maes answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
Puts pressure: Sleeping on your back drops the weight of your baby right on your aorta, which can lead to decreased blood flow to the lower part of your body, including the uterus. Best is for you to tip even so slightly to the left side, which shifts the weight of the baby off that main blood supply. You can also actually sleep on your side, placing a pillow between your legs to reduce stress on your back.
Answered on Jun 12, 2013
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