Can I Sleep on My Stomach While Pregnant?
For years, many mothers asked the question, “Can I sleep on my stomach while pregnant?” It’s a very common question, especially for newly-expecting mothers. Traditionally, sleeping on the stomach after the twentieth week of pregnancy was not considered healthy for the mother, or child. If pregnant, sleeping on the stomach without the proper support can result in many health problems for both the mother and child and in more extreme cases, result in the loss of the child.
There are many reasons as to why pregnant mothers traditionally couldn’t sleep on their stomach. Sleeping on the stomach without proper support can pose a great hazard to both the mother and child. Lack of proper distribution of a pregnant mother’s weight could cause result damage to the developing child. Sleeping on the stomach without the proper support could cause the fetus to shift in an unnatural manner. This can result in various complications during birth, such as the child not being positioned properly, the need for a c-section, and in more rare cases, a nuchal cord.
Many mothers often find it quite difficult to position themselves comfortably to sleep during pregnancy, especially after already becoming accustomed to sleeping on their stomachs, pre-pregnancy. This alone is reason enough for the pregnant woman to ask the question “Can I sleep on my stomach while pregnant?” Apart from the many health issues that sleeping on the stomach without the proper support can cause, it’s also quite uncomfortable. During pregnancy, the stomach and breasts grow significantly. Attempting to lie on the stomach with such unleveled surface area prevents the spine from proper alignment.
So, as a great deal of time has passed since the first time the question “Can I sleep on my stomach while pregnant?” has been asked, and modern technology has advanced significantly, why haven’t we found a viable answer to the question? Whilst pregnancy pillows may help the pregnant woman to sleep on her side, this is not the optimal sleeping position for the pregnant woman. As of recent, however, an innovative device, known as the “Cozy Bump”, has taken the maternity market by storm, and is here to provide a better answer to the question “Can I sleep on my stomach while pregnant?”.
Similar in design to a traditional air mattress, the Cozy Bump is an OB/GYN approved, inflatable device designed specifically with the pregnant woman in mind. Made from non-toxic PVC, the Cozy Bump includes a wide array of features. These features include a wide headrest, dual air chambers, an adjustable belly rim, a chest opening, and a gradual incline throughout the length of the mattress; all of which help to promote spinal decompression, proper blood flow and, most importantly, allow for the pregnant woman to sleep safely and comfortably on her stomach. Measuring at only six feet long, twenty-six inches wide, and seven inches deep, the Cozy Bump fits on most traditional mattresses. Many users of the Cozy Bump find that they’re able to lie in their bed with both their Cozy Bump and sleeping partner.
In conclusion, with the innovative design of the Cozy Bump, we finally have a better answer to the question “Can I sleep on my stomach while pregnant?”. Expecting mothers finally have a way to lie on their stomachs, both comfortably and safely, even after the twentieth week of pregnancy. Most importantly, the pregnant woman finally has another option for obtaining a good night’s sleep.