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Side Sleeping

Improving awareness of maternal safe going-to-sleep position in late pregnancy 

Research shows that going to sleep on your side from 28 weeks of pregnancy can halve your risk of stillbirth, compared to going to sleep on your back.

After 28 weeks of pregnancy, lying on your back presses on major blood vessels which can reduce blood flow to your uterus and the oxygen supply to your baby. You can go to sleep on either the left or the right side – either side is fine. It’s normal to change position during sleep and many pregnant women wake up on their back. That’s OK! The important thing is to start every sleep lying on your side (both for daytime naps and at night). If you wake up on your back, just roll over on your side.

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