Does anyone know about sleeping on your back? Is that OK?
I sleep mainly on my side and tummy, but sometimes if I can't get to sleep, I stretch out on my back and try to sleep that way - is that ok.
I've just pinched this from another site....
Russell Turk, ob-gyn and founder of the Riverside Obstetrics & Gynecology in Riverside, CT
If you typically sleep on your back, it's safe to continue doing so through the first trimester. But as the uterus gets heavier in the second trimester, it's best to choose another position.
When you lie on your back, your uterus presses on the vein that returns blood from your lower body to your heart. Lying on your back for an extended period of time could interfere with the flow of blood and nutrients to the placenta and your developing baby.
This is potentially unsafe, particularly if you have a condition like high blood pressure that affects how much oxygen and nutrients the baby is getting. If you have such a condition, your doctor will advise you to sleep on your side.
So I guess you'll be ok until the 2nd tri then!
Also, according to another site.
Yes, is is safe to sleep on your front during pregnancy. In my experience, I have found that the physics of your shape as you get further along will prevent stomach sleeping long before it's considered a compromise to the baby. However, water beds sidestep this whole issue.
Not sure on that one, I can't sleep on my tummy anymore cos I am too bloated
My Dr. told me to start at 4 months. And when they say, you will know if sleeping on your back is hurting your baby before it actually hurts the baby, that is totally true. Just in the last few days at 14 weeks I started getting extremely dizzy when sleeping on my back. Your body will send you a signal if you need to start sleeping differently sooner.
I found it impossible to sleep on my side untill it was physically impossible to sleep any other way lol. I slept on my front untill i couldn't anymore, now the only comfortable position is on my side x
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