I know benefits of laying on left side, however my baby is always on the left side bum sticks out under my left rib and if I lay in bed on my left it is so uncomfortable & baby kicks like crazy hitting off the mattress. The last time I was scanned baby was head down facing my back & it appears to be always to the left of my belly button & now getting higher up. It does not feel good for me to the point I feel nauseous. So I tend to lay on the right. Anyone else bending the rules when it comes to left side sleeping?!
Left side/right side it doesn't matter, as long as it's not front or back and you make sure you're comfortable and can get some rest. I've alternated preferential sides throughout my pregnancy as baby has switched sides, when you get near the end it's a miracle to get any sleep whichever position you're in! Just make sure you're comfortable
I thought as long as you it's not on your back or your front it was fine. I think the left side is preferred cos some people think the blood supply to the placenta is better, but that it doesn't really matter.
m33r you're not meant to lie on your back for long after 16 weeks because your bump presses on an artery and it can make you breathless.
It's thought that blood vessels returning blood to the heart can become become squashed by the uterus making you dizzy (main problem) and deprive the placenta of nutrients (I'm more about). Laying on either side is fine and any sleep is better than no sleep!!