Sleeping becomes an impossible mission at the end of pregnancy. The size of the belly and its weight make all positions uncomfortable . The pregnant woman can no longer sleep on her side without noticing the weight of her leg. You do not know how to put your arms and what to do to avoid arching your
Sleeping becomes an impossible mission at the end of pregnancy. The size of the belly and its weight make all positions uncomfortable. The pregnant woman can no longer sleep on her side without noticing the weight of her leg. You do not know how to put your arms and what to do to avoid arching your back. Matron Rita Salvador gives us some advice to find the perfect posture.
The perfect position of a pregnant woman to sleep
'Every woman has to find the position that is most comfortable'. These are the words of the midwife Rita Salvador. The problem is finding that position. At the end of pregnancy, many women find it difficult to fall asleep because they are not able to find the position that allows them to rest. Therefore, Rita Salvador recommends a position that benefits the mother and the baby equally: 'The recommendations that we can make is that the woman should try to rest in the side position, preferably on the left side, because there is more circulation to the baby. '
Tricks so that the belly does not bother the pregnant woman when sleeping on her side
The best position to sleep during the whole pregnancy is on the left side. Sleeping on your back is not good for your back or for blood circulation, since the weight of the uterus crushes the vein that returns blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. It can cause dizziness in the pregnant woman and interfere with the correct supply of oxygen and nutrients that reach the baby.
But not all women are comfortable sleeping on the left side. The midwife Rita Salvador gives us some tricks so that you get used to this position at bedtime:
'In this position, we can go using little tricks, such as using a pillow under the knees so that the weight of the leg is not very uncomfortable. Some women may find it uncomfortable that the gut does not completely support the mattress, and then they can also use a small support, such as a cushion under the gut. And we can also use a support on the back to make it more comfortable and can be supported completely.
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