Is sleeping on your back okay during pregnancy?
I'm in my 29th week of pregnancy and I have read that I should not sleep on my back. I have been sleeping on my side for the past several months, but it is very uncomfortable and I wake several times a night. Is it dangerous to sleep on your back while pregnant?Question:
During pregnancy you should feel free to sleep in whatever position is comfortable.
You may have heard that during labor it is important for a woman to stay off her back. This is because of the potential for compromise to the uterine-placental blood flow. The heavy uterus lies against the maternal vena cava and can also cause light-headedness in the mother.
But during the pregnancy, your baby can generally accommodate to this very nicely unless he or she is severely compromised.