Try Not to Sleep on your Back when Pregnant

During pregnancy sleeping on your back might be a bad idea.Sleeping in a supine position causes compression of the veins and arteries that can lead to a reduction in blood flow t the placenta severe enough to double the risk for still birth after 28 weeks of gestation..they also say that supine sleeping is also associated with low birth weight in full term babies. Out of 1760 pregnant women in the analysis ,57 went to sleep lying on their backs. After controlling for age, body mass index, previous pregnancies, hypertension, diabetes and other factors, they found that compared with those sleeping in other positions, women who slept on there backs had babies who were 3x more likely to be in the lowest 10th percentile for birth weight. its a small number of pregnant women who go to sleep on there backs, only about 3 percent, says the lead author Dr. Ngaire  Abnerson, a senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Auckland. But we are keen to encourage the message that sleeping on ones side is a way to optimize the baby’s health, both in reducing still birth and optimizing the baby’s growth. While your at it put yourself on an organic mattress for you and your baby. Why start off on some chemical blob. Give you and your baby the best head start you can..   484-851-3636