What is the best sleeping position at six months of gestation?
22, Feb 2022
Normally during the first five months of pregnancy, future mothers have no trouble sleeping because their pregnancy belly is still small and it is relatively easy to turn on bed both to the left and to the right.
However, after the sixth month, frequently, sleep is compromised due to the positions. It is recommended to sleep on the left side which is the side of the heart. This position facilitates blood circulation and directs blood to the baby’s umbilical cord. This is not however a sign prohibiting sleeping on the right side. But turning to this side can cause agitation to the baby and consequently discomfort for the mother.
Cushions can be great allies in the last months of pregnancy. It may help relieve heartburn, nasal congestion and shortness of breath positioning them on the head, between your legs or hugging them close to the belly.