After 4-5 months of pregnancy it is necessary to abandon the usual sleep on my stomach. In the early stages, until the uterus lies below the pubic bone, you can sleep in any position. But later, as you increase belly, sleeping in this position will become impossible, as the growing belly makes it easy for him to lie. In addition, the pressure on the fetus in this situation is very dangerous. It is best to change posture for a night stay as early as possible because of the increased Breasts can become painful when touched or squeezed.
In the second trimester also should not sleep lying on your back. In this position pregnant may not be getting enough air. In this position, the uterus puts pressure on the internal organs (kidneys, liver, intestines, bladder) and blood vessels, hindering blood circulation. A pregnant woman may get varicose veins and formed a stagnation of blood in the pelvis. In addition, the possible aggravation of the hemorrhoids and the appearance of pain in the back. Sleep in this position does not affect the fetus, but is able to bring a lot of inconvenience and problems for the future mother.
During pregnancy women are recommended to sleep on your side. The position on the left side will avoid pressure on the Vena cava, which passes to the right of the uterus, and on the right - pomogaet to reduce the load on the kidneys. For convenience, you can put a folded blanket between your legs or a pillow under the knee. Well, if you have a special pillow for pregnant women, allowing you to take a comfortable body position, good support for the abdomen during sleep and prevents the during a night's rest to turn in an unwanted position. Don't worry if at first will be not too convenient: your body will soon adapt.
In addition, pregnant women need to know how to get out of bed. First, you should turn to the side and then to a sitting position. This will allow to avoid undesirable tone of the uterus.
Get rid of insomnia during pregnancy will help you following tips: you don't sleep often during the day; do not eat large amounts of fluids, especially after 5 PM; perform daily moderate exercise; do not eat a lot before bed, so as not to overload the stomach; often take walks in the fresh air before bedtime take a warm shower.