If you typically sleep on your back (supine), it’s safe to continue doing so through the first trimester. But as your uterus gets heavier around mid-pregnancy, it’s best to choose another position.
How should you sleep in early pregnancy?
In the first trimester you can sleep in any position you like, but it’s wise to start practicing side sleeping. A wealth of research shows that left side sleeping21 is the best sleeping position for you and the fetus in later pregnancy.
Can you have a miscarriage from laying on your back?
A recent British study suggests women who sleep on their back during the third trimester are at higher risk of stillbirth. But, collectively as a department, specialists in high-risk obstetrics at University of Utah Health does not agree with the study.
Why shouldn’t you lay on your back while pregnant?
When sleeping/lying on your back the baby and womb put pressure on the main blood vessels that supply the uterus and this can restrict blood flow/oxygen to the baby.
Can you lie on your back to watch TV when pregnant?
In general, pregnant women should try not to lie flat on their back or directly on their stomach.
What are signs you’re having a boy?
It’s a boy if:
- You didn’t experience morning sickness in early pregnancy.
- Your baby’s heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute.
- You are carrying the extra weight out front.
- Your belly looks like a basketball.
- Your areolas have darkened considerably.
- You are carrying low.
- You are craving salty or sour foods.
Can laying on your stomach cause miscarriage?
There is no evidence to suggest that sleeping on the stomach during the early weeks of pregnancy causes harm. The uterine walls and amniotic fluid cushion and protect the fetus.
Can I sleep on my back at an incline while pregnant?
“As long as you’re not flat on your back, you’re going to be fine,” she says. “Even if you can be on a 20- to 30-degree angle, that’s going to relieve any potential pressure on your inferior vena cava. I think most women, even if they were back sleepers, can be comfortable sleeping with just that bit of an angle.”