Pregnant women are often advised to sleep on their left side. However, this recommendation lacks supporting evidence, and can be very difficult for pregnant women to do. In this editorial, Dr. Fox and noted author of “Expecting Better”, Professor Emily Oster, discuss a recent article about sleep position in pregnancy goes against this recommendation, as well as their own opinions on this topic.
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