WeMoms
24 May 2022

Sleeping on your right side while pregnant

Are you used to sleeping on your right side? Now that you're pregnant, you'll have to think about turning to your left side. Here's why!


The reason is mainly anatomical: the vena cava, which runs along the right side of the uterus, can be compressed if you sleep on your right side. This position will become unpleasant especially around the 6th or 7th month of pregnancy. It causes a feeling of suffocation or discomfort: listen to your body, which will help you find the right position. Use pillows to find the most comfortable position!

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Meshonia
14 Jun 2022

Is it ok to sleep on the right side while pregnant or it doesn’t matter I been feeling more comfortable sleeping on my right side lately

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Sam
Left side is better more blood circulation to the placenta and baby.
21 May 2022

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Meshonia
Well I sleep more on my left side mostly but my leg sometimes hurt for some odd reason but then I end up on my right and back on my left side
21 May 2022

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Alicia🍂🎃🌙
14 Jun 2022

I keep reading about how it's bad to sleep on your right side..and that you're supposed to sleep on the left while pregnant. I've been having trouble sleeping on the left side lately and wind up switching throughout the night. Anyone else?

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lakenya
You can sleep on either side, the right side is just preferable.
18 May 2022

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Naughty
I toss and turn all night but sleeping on my right side is much more comfortable to me. I always slept this way or on my belly
18 May 2022

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