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user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
26th Feb '13

"You should not worry about rolling onto your back during the night as you are likely to wake yourself up if you are in any discomfort."



http://www.askbaby.com/sleep-positions-for-pregnancy.htm

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
26th Feb '13

"Should you wake up on your back in the middle of the night, don't freak out. Your body would let you know if your baby was in any real danger of not getting enough oxygen -- you'd feel nauseated and breathless long before your baby would have a problem."
http://www.parents.com/advice/pregnancy-birth/my-pregnant-body/can-i-still-sleep-on-my-back-while-im-pregnant/

EK91 1 child; Fort Worth, TX, United States 696 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" what? i don't even know what that means. i never had issues sleeping however i wanted with either ... [snip!] ... If you're doing something constricting, your body will tell you, and you'll shift positions." i've also read it on here a lot."


my doctor said no cause her heart rate dropped.... so i'm not going to. i didn't know it did that cause i felt completely fine. so i say it's bull crap just because "i'm comfortable" doesn't mean she's okay. it very easy to lay on your side all night if you have a pillow behind your back or bunch up the blankets btw....

My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15751 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting nursemaya (13weeks):" <blockquote><b>Quoting JiLLiAN.:</b>" i slept flat on my back a lot. baby will wake ... [snip!] ... How will a baby having decels because the uterus is compressing the vena cava gonna wake you up? That's just dumb to say"


I had heard you'd feel numbness in your legs if you needed to move into a different position.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting AllHeCanEat{EBFT}:" I had heard you'd feel numbness in your legs if you needed to move into a different position. "


everything i was just reading said you'd wake up, due to blood pressure decreasing, so that makes sense. guess i just had super easy pregnancies, i barely ever even woke up to go pee.

Tiffanii :) 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 330 posts
26th Feb '13

yeah, sleeping on either of your sides is okay. I sleep on my back propped up for the most part at this point. it's the only way i can sleep with my heartburn so bad, or i sleep really far on my side to where im almost on my stomach. can't wait to be able to sleep on my stomach again!!

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
27th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting AllHeCanEat{EBFT}:</b>" I had heard you'd feel numbness in your legs if you needed to move into a different position. "</blockquote>




Lol no you wouldn't it doesn't totally cut the blood supply, just decrease it enough to affect baby with usually no effect on mom. I see it everyday. Of course now that I have references from askbaby.com I will immediately change my practice and go against all research and 12 years of experience in L&D

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
27th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting EK91:</b>" my doctor said no cause her heart rate dropped.... so i'm not going to. i didn't know it did that cause ... [snip!] ... she's okay. it very easy to lay on your side all night if you have a pillow behind your back or bunch up the blankets btw...."</blockquote>




Most people do feel fine because it doesn't significantly decrease blood flow to your vital organs but it DOES significantly decrease blood flow to the placenta and baby. It can easily be resolved by slightly elevating the head or even a slight hip tilt to the side. One doesn't even need to be all the way on the side to resolve the decels. A pillow under one hip is enough in some cases

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
27th Feb '13

I was always a left side sleeper but sometimes I sleep on my right too because it gets tiring on the same side

Nozzy 1 child; Belgium 279 posts
27th Feb '13

I can only fall asleep on my right side.
Though I have found myself sleeping on my back when waking up at times to move into another position (switching to left). Other times when I sleep I have my back propped up by my preggo pillow and i have blankets or my old stuff panda under my stomach for support there.
If I am flat on my back, my baby will start feeling heavy inside of me (I don't know how else to word it) and it wakes me up. But I am a light sleeper. So anything and everything wakes me up. Including having to go pee xD.

EK91 1 child; Fort Worth, TX, United States 696 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Nozzy:" I can only fall asleep on my right side. Though I have found myself sleeping on my back when waking up ... [snip!] ... word it) and it wakes me up. But I am a light sleeper. So anything and everything wakes me up. Including having to go pee xD."


sleeping on my right side is much more comfortable for me, but normally i would sleep on my back if i wasn't pregnant. btw you're due 1 day after me! time needs to go faster right? haha

Tara Pope Due May 28 (girl); 1 child; Texas 21 posts
27th Feb '13

my hips hurt really bad when i sleep. i wake up all the time because i have turned flat on my back and baby starts to kick and squirm.

Nozzy 1 child; Belgium 279 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting EK91:" sleeping on my right side is much more comfortable for me, but normally i would sleep on my back if i wasn't pregnant. btw you're due 1 day after me! time needs to go faster right? haha"


Yeah time does. I finally counted 'months' and I was like 2 months to go... dafaq time goes. lol.
But I am normally a tummy sleeper. So sleeping any other way is a hard task DX