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sleeping positions. M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1538 posts
3rd Dec '12

do you think your sleeping position really matters? i try my hardest to sleep on my left side, but always end up on my right side.. i know lying on your left side is better because blood flow and carries more nutrients to your baby.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
3rd Dec '12

I woke up on my back this morning. I don't think it really matters.

DinoKitty Minnesota 95 posts
3rd Dec '12

When I talked to the doctor about this she advised whether you lay on your right or left side it does not matter. The only thing you want to try to avoid is your belly (if you are at all uncomfortable on it) and your back the further along you get if possible. Laying on your back can slow the blood circulation and make you dizzy and such.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
3rd Dec '12

Whatever position you can get comfortable in is how you should sleep.

2 Baby Girls Due May 19; 4 kids; Utah 3212 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Marissa- 34 weeks:" do you think your sleeping position really matters? i try my hardest to sleep on my left side, but always ... [snip!] ... end up on my right side.. i know lying on your left side is better because blood flow and carries more nutrients to your baby."

I always slept on a combination of side/stomach both left and right sides, but dominately right. 2 happy and healthy baby girls have resulted.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1538 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting DinoKitty:" When I talked to the doctor about this she advised whether you lay on your right or left side it does ... [snip!] ... back the further along you get if possible. Laying on your back can slow the blood circulation and make you dizzy and such."

good to know! i rotate between my life and right.. all night. i worry about the smallest things lol

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
3rd Dec '12

I can't lay on my sides do to baby girl pushing out one of my ribs. I try and get sleepy on my back, and then roll over to either the left or right side and pull a knee up to make sure I'm not putting too much pressure on my belly, but putting pressure on my rib cage either.



It doesn't matter much I guess as long as you get sleep. I hear a lot of women move to a recliner eventually.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1538 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Chelsea.J:" I can't lay on my sides do to baby girl pushing out one of my ribs. I try and get sleepy on my back, ... [snip!] ... cage either. It doesn't matter much I guess as long as you get sleep. I hear a lot of women move to a recliner eventually."

i never sleep on my back cause you're more likely to get hemroids lol. i usually sleep on the couch

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Marissa- 34 weeks:" i never sleep on my back cause you're more likely to get hemroids lol. i usually sleep on the couch"


Ew scary Like I said I try and get sleepy and comfy on my back, and then roll over and fall asleep before it starts hurting too bad.