Dr. Olusoji Jagun, a Consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun state has advised pregnant women not to sleep on their back, especially in third trimester because the weight of the pregnant uterus blood slows the return of blood to their heart and reduces blood flow to the foetus. He recommended sleeping on the left side as the best position for pregnant women.

A family Doctor, Akin Bajulaiye also said sleeping on the left side is beneficial for the baby in the womb by improving blood flow and nutrient to the placenta, it also helps the pregnant mom’s kidneys to efficiently eliminate waste products and fluids from the body.

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