Research shows that sleeping on your side instead of on your back after 28 weeks of pregnancy can halve the risk of stillbirth.

Why does it matter? After 28 weeks, sleeping on your back compresses major blood vessels and reduces the supply of blood to your womb, and oxygen to your baby.

So switch to going to sleep on your side – left or right, it doesn’t matter. Whichever you find more comfortable.

And if you find that you wake up on your back, don’t worry. Just start on your side when you go back to sleep again.

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