This Is The Best Sleep Position For Women Towards The End Of Their Pregnancy, New Study Advises

When you get pregnant, there are about a million little things you have to learn and adjust to. And on top of that, it can feel like there are a million more competing schools of thought in what’s best for you and your growing baby. So, when research and science can definitely back up a particular piece of advice for expecting mothers, it’s especially helpful. So, what’s the best sleep position toward the end of pregnancy?

According to Science Daily, women whose pregnancies are coming to an end should be sleeping on their side, not their back. The reasons why are numerous, although perhaps most important is the fact that this latest research is “the first study to monitor unborn babies overnight and at the same time record the mother’s position during sleep,” according to a press release on the study.

So, while, of course, pregnant women could probably sleep in whichever (safe) position they’re comfortable in, these new findings further prove that there technically is one position that has proven to be the most beneficial for mother and child. As “sleep position of women in late pregnancy has been shown to be related to an increased risk of late stillbirth,” according to the research, it really is important to know which is the best, most recommended one.

Using an infrared video camera, researchers with the University of Auckland were able to closely track women’s sleeping positions while they…

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