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Can I sleep with my back when I am pregnant?

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Dr. Lawrence Gibbs
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes but Left is best

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers no specific recommendations to avoid sleeping in any specific position, however, there have been a few case-control studies showing a small increased risk for stillbirth when women sleep on their backs after 28 weeks.
This may relate to mechanical pressure on the vena cava which increases with weeks gestation and back sleeping.

In brief: Yes but Left is best

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers no specific recommendations to avoid sleeping in any specific position, however, there have been a few case-control studies showing a small increased risk for stillbirth when women sleep on their backs after 28 weeks.
This may relate to mechanical pressure on the vena cava which increases with weeks gestation and back sleeping.
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