Sleeping position during pregnancy.

Hello doctor, I am seven month pregnant. Can I sleep on my back  because sleeping on sides hurts me sometimes. And I do not feel comfortable sleeping on sides. Does it harm my baby if I sleep on sides or if I sleep on back? Which is the best position for sleeping?



Sleeping position during pregnancy.
Obstetrics & Gynae

Answer ( 1 )

  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    During pregnancy it's always better to lie on side than straight. It improves blood circulation to the baby and placenta as well as is comfortable to the mother also. Most preferred position is to lie on left side. Right is also good if you are comfortable.
    Use pillows under or between your knees, at your back if you are more comfortable with them.
    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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