Best sleeping positions during pregnancy first 3 months with pictures

Best sleeping positions during pregnancy first 3 months with pictures

Choosing a sleeping position during pregnancy first 3 months is a critical moment in every woman's life. There are a lot of changes coming in a daily lifestyle, and sleep position is the most crucial one. Some positions are considered potentially dangerous for the baby, so you are to change your habits. Let's find out some safe and comfortable sleep positions for a pregnant woman.

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How to choose a sleeping position during pregnancy first 3 months

Good sleep for the future mother is extremely important, the woman will be calm, vibrant and will not always feel tired. Let's consider some recommended positions for sleeping position during early pregnancy.

Sleeping position during first trimester

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The fetus is still too small during first three months, and visually pregnancy is generally imperceptible. Because of this, absolutely any comfortable sleeping position is allowed, as long as the sleep is deep and sound so that the body can rest well. You should change the usual position only if sleeping in it begins to bring you discomfort. It is often associated with the bend of the softened isthmus of the uterus. Pain in mammary glands can also trouble your sleep.

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Best sleeping position during pregnancy

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Doctors recommend getting used to sleeping on your side right away.

Best sleeping position during early pregnancy

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Also, doctors often recommend bending the legs at the knees and separating them with a pillow or roller. This will allow you to not only to sleep soundly but also to feel comfortable during the sleep. It is permissible to roll over from one side to the other several times, but this should be done very slowly and carefully, without sudden movements.

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Healthy sleep is an essential element of the future mother’s psychological health, so insomnia needs to be kept from the door.

Comfortable sleeping position for pregnant woman

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In order not to harm the baby, you need to remember a few simple rules and follow them. From the first months, you should avoid resting on the abdomen and back. In the first trimester, you can still sleep like that, but the best thing is to immediately develop a habit because when the tummy gets bigger, you always want to lie on it. It is forbidden to rest on the belly because of the pressure on the child.

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How to sleep during pregnancy

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The weight of the mother is much more than the child's one. The sleep on the abdomen can be harmful because of the extra press on the baby. It is also unwelcome to lie on the spine. After all, with a night rest on the back, the uterus presses on the spine, intestines, arteries and other organs.

Also, this posture restricts the flow of blood, oxygen, feeding the placenta and the fetus. Longstanding sleep on the back leads to swelling of the legs and pain in the vertebra. You can even wake up at night due to severe lower back pain. That means it's time to lie differently. Make sure you spend very little time on your back.

How to sleep safely during pregnancy

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It will be best to sleep on the side, and for convenience, place a small pillow or cushion between the legs. If at first, it will not be very comfortable to sleep in such a position, you should not worry - you will soon get used to it.

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Now, let's figure out which side is the best for sleep. There are some nuances as well. Experts say that from a physiological point of view, it is better for both mother and baby to sleep on the left side. Sleep on the right side can cause the pressure of the growing uterus on the liver.

Right side positions for pregnant woman

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And sleeping on the left side allows the fetus to get enough oxygen and nutrients across the placenta.In addition, it helps not only to normalise the blood flow and relieve pain from the back but also to reduce the load on the heart muscle. However, if there is discomfort in such a position, then you should not torture yourself - you can safely turn over on the other side, this is not harmful, the main thing is not to sit with a big belly on it or the back.

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The first trimester, because the stomach is not growing, so you can choose any pose for sleep, but it is not.

  • Progesterone affects frequent urination. It will disturb your sleep, as the bladder reports that it is full and needs to answer the call of nature. That is why it is recommended to drink more water in the afternoon and reduce consumption in the evening.
  • Heartburn is another problem of the first trimester, which prevents you from getting enough sleep. The fact that progesterone has a relaxing effect in the whole case and the digestive tract, so the gastric juice can fall back into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
Tips for the best sleep

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It should be mentioned that at night, not only body position but also other factors that ensure healthy sleep are of great importance:

  • mattress recommended medium hardness;
  • the mattress should follow the contours of the body well, so it is necessary to choose an excellent orthopedic variant;

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  • you should not give preference to dependent and too soft spring mattresses, because when the father rolls over on the bed during sleep, this will create oscillatory movements, discomfort for the mother and child;
  • sleep should be healthy, that is why, you need to get enough sleep, observing the rule of 8-9 hours sleep cycle;
Proper sleep during early pregnancy

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A special pillow for pregnant women, which can both be purchased and manufactured independently, will help you to settle yourself comfortably settle on the side. Today, the choice of such items is very wide. The pillows come in different shapes and sizes, which can be adjusted for the growth and preferences of mommies.

Pillows for pregnant women

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So, we can distinguish the following main types

  • U-shaped pillow provides you comfortable maintenance of the abdomen and legs. And when turning over to the other side, there is no need to shift the device. However, such a pillow is quite large, so it will be difficult to place it on a small bed.

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Different shaped pillow for pregnant women

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  • J-form is a more compact version of the first pillow, has all the same advantages, but when you turn it over, you still have to shift it.
  • C and G-shaped pillows can be used not only for sleep but also for convenient placement and feeding of the baby when he is already born. These options are also quite large and take up a lot of space.
Pillows for sleeping during pregnancy first 3 months

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Such devices will help create the most comfortable conditions for sleeping on the side and the normal functioning of the body in such a sensitive period. They are comfortable, help to relax and quite affordable, which makes them very popular.

Sleeping position during early pregnancy

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When pregnant, 80 percents of mommies feel discomfort. And only women can understand how difficult this period is. Adequately chosen position for sleep during pregnancy will give more strength and energy. Do not be afraid to experiment.

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