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Could this be hurting my baby? Please answers would be great Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
5th Feb '13

I can't find any comfortable way to sleep anymore, whatsoever. Every position I lay in hurts in some way, shape or form :/. I know I have weeks to go so I should just hold out on the complaints until I am 37 weeks and up. Well, last night I took a unisom because I am SO desperate for sleep it's not even funny. No matter how late I stay awake or anything, I can't rest a full night anymore either, so when I take a unisom I actually get a full amount of rest even if I wake up, since my body still is tired until I have slept all I need to sleep. So here is the part for my question last night I woke up at 5 am trying to turn over, I was on my back and I got this excruciating almost the worst pain I've ever felt up around the middle of my stomach, apparently I have been sleeping like this sometimes to, but could the pain I was feeling be a sign that it hurts my baby in some way laying like that, or the movement? I was in tears trying to roll over and then even sitting up the pain was still there and so I CAN'T roll over anymore without the pain coming back :( I either have to lay on my left side and get all the way up to change positions to lay on my right side. So could the pain be a sign it's hurting him. Oh and some of you may suggest Round Ligament Pain, I know for a fact this is not it, I have felt the difference between BH, and RLP and it's neither, it almost even hurt for me to breathe a little. But also when I am laying on my sides and I go to move my legs up to prop between them with a pillow I have this huge pain where his head is head :/. I couldn't be squishing him could I? It happens when I lay on both sides, and I pressed where the pain was at and I can clearly feel his head to which is exactly where my doctor said it's at.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
5th Feb '13

Maybe invest in a body/pregnancy pillow? http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11745820

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
5th Feb '13

You have to prop yourself up. I'm only 4 months but I have back problems. I'll wake up in tears because I rolled over from my back to my side and my spine and muscles feel like I'm being repeatedly stabbed for a few minutes :( There are a shitload of maternity and pregnancy pillows on amazon, I would check them out. One that supports boobs and belly would be helpful and one to stop you from rolling onto your back even more so. The back sleeping pinches nerves and causes problems in your circulation sometimes, that's why they tell you not to do it. You shouldn't be hurting the baby though, it's just hurting you lol

Everythinglove TTC since Dec 2012; 1 child; Kansas 95 posts
5th Feb '13

I had the same problem when I was pregnant with my son. At about 35 weeks...I couldn't sleep for weeks.before so I bought an air mattress and put it on top of my regular mattress...and I propped a million pillows around my back AMD sides and slept sitting up additional to that I went to the er and they transferred me to labor and delivery where they told me I was contracting.a little not enough for labor.but enough to.cause pain and discomfort. They gave me a morphine injection and I passed out for the best part of three days

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
5th Feb '13

I have a shit ton of pillows, including a pregnancy pillow, and I do sleep partially propped up, and this still happens :/. I tried the recliner the night before last to see if being propped up would help my heartburn and this pain, but it only helped my heartburn. So I do prop myself in several different ways :/. Someone told me it can cut blood flow to the baby and that is why I am afraid it might be doing it to him :( Oh and I do suffer scoliosis so it's no help there :/

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting Everythinglove:" I had the same problem when I was pregnant with my son. At about 35 weeks...I couldn't sleep for weeks.before ... [snip!] ... enough to.cause pain and discomfort. They gave me a morphine injection and I passed out for the best part of three days"


I almost woke SO up to take me to the er because the medicine was still to intact for me to drive. But I said that I would just try to sleep any way and not go. Of course I didn't go, but I mean it did hurt bad enough to consider almost going. I am going to be 36 weeks Friday so I am definitely up in the non comfort zone.

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
5th Feb '13

No. It might slow YOUR blood, but if the baby is in distress you will actually wake up from everything I have read.

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs. Reynolds:" No. It might slow YOUR blood, but if the baby is in distress you will actually wake up from everything I have read."

That is why I am wondering, I did wake up in the middle of having the pain is why I am concerned...I plan on asking more about it when I go to my doctor tomorrow but I just wondered if it can hurt him :(, because I did wake up for this one last night for the first time ever, this pain has never happened before and it was one of the most excruciating pains I've ever felt in my entire life. The pain with his head part has been going on for a few days now. But that was the first time I did wake up in pain and it wouldn't go away after that until I got up walked around, and laid specifically on my side and didn't move (not even my legs) until I fell asleep.

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
5th Feb '13

It was probably from your circulation being cut off or something being pinched, especially with pre-existing back problems. Nothing I read said you would wake up in pain, just that if the baby was in distress you would wake up :) Hope that helps some!! Good luck with the drs appt! They pretty much always say don't sleep on your back though but Even with pillows propping me up everywhere I end up on my back :(

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs. Reynolds:" It was probably from your circulation being cut off or something being pinched, especially with pre-existing ... [snip!] ... pretty much always say don't sleep on your back though but Even with pillows propping me up everywhere I end up on my back :("

I was always sleeping with my tummy on a pillow on my side, but now it hurts like b*tch to sleep like that! I can't wait to have him beside my bed instead of in my belly :D so I can sleep on my belly again lol. But good I was all afraid and what not, he is too important to hurt :) I know what you mean to once my belly grew and threw me off balance I find myself on my back all the time!

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
5th Feb '13

I have pains like my hip bones and pelvic bones are grinding together, and my ligaments are so loose I can't lift my legs from my hips anymore either. Do squats. And unisom isn't only benydril labeled for sleep. Pillows will help. But try doing kneeling squats before bed. Stretching your groin area. It'll hurt at first but if you get it stretched out it'll help long enough for you to get comfortable. Like get on your hands and knees and spread your knees, and go down as far as you can stand it. SLOWLY lol don't rip anything, and see if that helps. I got lucky (In a sense) and my tooth abscessed and they gave me pain killers, and I haven't had to hard a time. But even through the vicodine it hurts so bad I get stuck in bed crying. Good luck mama.