During the third trimester of pregnancy, sleep on your back
The nation press services
2021-02-11 | Since 2 Month
Pregnancy is accompanied by many disturbing symptoms, and in the last trimester of pregnancy it becomes more difficult to sleep for the pregnant woman, as the size of the abdomen increases, and the back and joint pain increases, which makes searching for a comfortable sleeping position not easy.
If you are in the last trimester of pregnancy, you can buy a pregnancy pillow to help you get a comfortable sleeping position, but the important thing is to beware of sleeping on your back, as a study conducted at University College London warned of the danger of sleeping on her back during the last third of pregnancy , As this could be dangerous to the life of the fetus.
The study showed that the pregnant woman sleeping on her back during the last trimester of pregnancy, may cut off blood flow to the fetus in the womb through the umbilical cord by 11%, and the heavy weight of the abdomen presses on the main vein that carries blood to the heart from the lower part of the body, and this may lead to Poor pumping of the heart, which affects the transfer of oxygen-rich blood to the fetus, and the study also indicated that depriving the fetus of oxygen may cause miscarriage in many cases, which highlights the importance of putting a pregnant woman's sleep on the safety of the fetus, especially in the last months of pregnancy.
The researchers advised pregnant women to sleep on the left side, as this position helps the kidneys get rid of waste and fluids, as well as maintains blood flow in the body in a healthy way.