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I get that laying on your back can cause a baby to be posterior, but why the left side over the right? I ask because DS was posterior so I have been trying to lay on my left side but it makes me feel sick. I feel so much better laying on my right side. I just don't get how one side is better.
 

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The only thing that I have heard wrt lying on your left side is that it is the best side to lay on for maximum circulation to your placenta. I don't know about posterior lying though...don't know if that helped at all!<br><br>
Oh, and I don't think it is bad to lie on your right side, I know i prefer it. When i lay on my left I can feel my heart beating and it stresses me out.<br>
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Why the left over the right? It aids in digestion. (many pregnant women have digestion issues) Your stomach is on your right side. By lying on your left you keep gravity on your side. But you aren't really expected to be on that side all night.<br><br>
and I wanted to add I love my body pillow!
 

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It's to keep the pressure off your vena cava.<br><br><a href="http://gynob.com/leftside.htm" target="_blank">http://gynob.com/leftside.htm</a>
 

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What she said!!!!!!<br><br>
The weight of baby and uterus can reduce bloodflow!<br><br>
I still laying however I'm comfy though!
 

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especially later in your pregnancy, you can decrease circulation in your body by laying on it...in turn decreasing blood flow to your baby
 

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As far as laying on your left side and fetal position....<br><br>
It is thought laying on your left side will help pull baby's back to your left ~ which is supposed to encourge an anterior baby. You're actually supposed to lay in an exagerrated left sided position. If you lay on your rt, you are supposed to lay hip over hip ~ or as if your pelvis and bed form a 90 degree angle. Some people think if baby's back is on the rt side, baby is more likely to turn OP.
 
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