This is one of the most frequent asked questions regarding sleeping positions during pregnancy
Unfortunately – You will often receive contradictory answers to this question but the answer is fairly straight forward and less complicated as wel-intended people make out.
So is it safe to sleep on my back?
Yes – it is safe to sleep on your back during pregnancy, and it will not harm your baby. After 5 months of pregnancy, women naturally switch positions to feel more comfortable and make a trip to the bathroom.
Are there any exceptions?
There are a few exceptions – such as ‘preeclampsia’, ‘preterm labor’ or ‘placental insufficiency’ which would generally require full or partial bed rest. Also – During labour – uterine contractions can compromise the blood flow in the placenta so it is best that the expectant mum lies on her side.