4. Recommended for Pregnant Women
Healthy circulation is critical for pregnant women because they are sending blood to two bodies. A woman’s blood volume actually increases during pregnancy to handle the job. Lying on her side not only helps keep that blood moving, it relieves the pressure of her growing uterus on the spine.
The left side is especially recommended because it offers the best blood flow to the fetus, uterus, and kidneys, while preventing the weight of the baby from squeezing mom’s liver.