Sleep on Side (in late pregnancy) - campaign film

This film has been developed with women and clinicians as part of the Sleep On Side campaign to raise awareness of this important message.

Going to sleep on your side in late pregnancy has been shown to reduce your risk of stillbirth. Tommy's has worked with clinicians, women in late pregnancy and women who have suffered a stillbirth to develop this film to raise awareness of the risk of sleeping on your back in late pregnancy.

Script

How to sleep safely in pregnancy

New research shows that sleeping on your side in the third trimester helps prevent stillbirth.

[Baby sings: "There were two in the bed and the little one said 'Roll Over, Roll Over'"]

You might end up in all sorts of positions when you are asleep. And that's OK.

But the important thing to remember is to start on your side.

If you wake up on your back, don't worry, just roll back onto your side.

Going to sleep on your side means you're sleeping safely for your baby.

Endorsement

This film has been endorsed by NHS England, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV).

Read more about sleep position and pregnancy

Last reviewed on November 20th, 2017. Next review date November 20th, 2020.

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