Lying on your side with your knees bent is likely to be the most comfortable position as your pregnancy progresses.
Some doctors specifically recommend that pregnant women sleep on the left side.
Because your liver is on the right side of your abdomen, lying on your left side helps keep the uterus off that large organ.
Can I sleep on my right side while pregnant?
A: There are so many myths out there regarding the sleep habits of pregnant women. Historically, practitioners have recommended sleeping with a little tilt to the left, therefore taking pressure off the aorta and vena cava. But, sleeping all the way to the right (on your right side) is fine too.
Is it safe to sleep on right side during third trimester?
Generally, women in their third trimester are encouraged not to sleep on their backs. Most experts recommend sleeping on your side. The left side is considered the best choice because the uterus naturally rotates to the right during pregnancy and left-sided lying will bring it more to the center and improve blood flow.
Is it bad to sleep on your right side?
Left-side sleepers experience a lower risk of heartburn and acid reflux. And doctors advise pregnant women to sleep on their left side for better blood flow. If you’re a right-side sleeper, all is not lost. Try sleeping on a couch for a few nights and turning to the left to train your body to stick to that side.
What is the best sleeping position for a pregnant woman?
The best sleep position during pregnancy is “SOS” (sleep on side). Even better is to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your left side will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby. Keep your legs and knees bent, and put a pillow between your legs.