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There are a lot of amazing things that happen when you're pregnant. Your skin glows, menstrual cramps are GONE and everyone is at your beck and call for every craving and massage you need. So milk it.
But, clearly, there are some not so great things about being pregnant. Number one on that list? Sleep.
Your back aches, your dreams are crazy and your bladder is squished by that growing baby, causing you to get up every 20 minutes for a two second pee.
But there are also some real concerns with sleeping properly while pregnant. It turns out the position you sleep in is incredibly important for your new addition.
What positions should you avoid?
You may have been a back sleeper before, but sorry, you aren't now!
Sleeping on your back causes backaches, trouble breathing, can cause hemorrhoids and low blood pressure, which means there will be less blood circulating to your heart and the baby.
As your tummy continues to grow, it will also be pretty hard to sleep on your stomach. The bigger you get, the more awkward it becomes as the bed pushes on your growing breasts and uterus.
What's the best position?
What it does for you and the baby.
There is another option.