Tommy’s organisation is a UK based charity that helps fund research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth, and miscarriage. As well as providing information on having a healthy pregnancy. Their last campaign was one of their most successful #movementmatters.
Tommy’s has now launched the Sleep On Side (#sleeponside) campaign in response to the publication of a fourth research study confirming a link between going to sleep supine (on back) in late pregnancy and stillbirth.
The international research teams that have been involved in these studies have called for women to be made aware of the research, and informed that going to sleep on their side in late pregnancy could reduce their risk of stillbirth. Tommy’s have worked with parents and clinicians to create an animation to raise awareness of the importance of going to sleep on your side in late pregnancy.
To read more about the research CLICK HERE>>>
Tips for sleeping on your side in pregnancy
- Put pillows behind you to prevent falling on your back. It won’t prevent you being on your back for certain but is likely to make it more uncomfortable.
- If you wake up for any reason during the night, check your position and go back to sleep on your side.
- If you are likely to nap during the day pay the same attention to sleep position during the day as you would during the night.
Some celebrity mums get behind the #sleeponside campaign