Almost all pregnant women suffer from sleep disorders in the third trimester. This event runs from insomnia, difficulty in finding a good position and to the inability to get some rest. These signals are added the constant movements of the fetus and increased abdominal size, which limits the positions to rest peacefully. According to Agustin Conde-Agudelo obstetrician-gynecologist, there are general tips for the best positions, as each body pillow for pregnant women is the natural way to sleep. However, some positions are more troublesome and risky for the mother and baby. Conde-Agudelo said that sleeping face up when the pregnancy is far advanced causing the uterus to support the spine, intestines, and the inferior vena cava (the vein that carries blood throughout the lower body pillow for pregnant women to the heart) . "All this leads to pain in the waist, very slow digestion, more prone to hemorrhoids and fall in blood pressure with chest discomfort, tachycardia or palpitations," he says. If your habit is to sleep on your stomach or back, you should try to change strictly routine, making it into one of the two sides. One of the positions recommended by the experts is to rest on its left side. The reason: the liver is in the right side of abdomen and, therefore, if you sleep on your left side will prevent the uterus to support them in this organ. Moreover, because large vessels are on the right side of the spine and compress less avoiding edema. "It also promotes blood supply to the placenta, bringing increased amounts of oxygen and nutrients to the baby and helps reduce swelling in the feet of the mother," says Conde-Agudelo. There are special cushions in a triangle shape, ideal for supporting the belly while sleeping. Towards the end of pregnancy when the baby's head is located between the bones of the pelvis, it is helpful to use a body pillow for pregnant women between your thighs. If pregnant women suffer from heartburn, you should use pillows to raise the back of your body. The mattress should be firm and straight. You should not take the form of a hammock, but be soft enough to fit the curves of the spine (kyphosis and lordosis). "A mattress hard as the floor or a table, said Conde-Agudelo, is as harmful as too soft a mattress, your spine in the fleet without good support. A good mattress should support the entire spine. " Do not use too many blankets to keep warm. COPYRIGHT 2011 CEET forbidden total or partial replica, as well as its Translation An authorization any language without written holder. . . .