Some doctors specifically recommend that pregnant women sleep on the left side. Because your liver is on the right side of your abdomen, lying on your left side helps keep the uterus off that large organ.
Where exactly is baby located in tummy?
The fetus is inside the membrane sac within the uterus and high within the abdomen. The muscles of your abdomen support much of its weight. During this week, the top of the uterus is at the tip of the xiphoid cartilage at the lower end of the breastbone, which is pushed forward.
Is the baby more on the left or right side?
New research explains why most of us tend to cradle and cart around our offspring on our left sides. Okay, Im officially weird. It turns out that according to science, 70 to 80 percent of women cradle babies on their left sides and theres also an actual physiological reason for it.
Is it important to sleep on left side during pregnancy?
Because your liver is on the right side of your abdomen, lying on your left side helps keep the uterus off that large organ. Sleeping on the left side also improves circulation to the heart and allows for the best blood flow to the fetus, uterus, and kidneys.