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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 04:55 AM   1
Honeypie78
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When do I have to start sleeping on my side?


I always sleep on my front and I've been really trying to sleep on my side but i keep waking up on my front again!
I am 12 weeks, should I be trying more to sleep on my side now?



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 05:40 AM   2
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with my last baby i slept on my front until i felt my stomach get hard to push and touch. But not sure if there is a limit that you can sleep on your stomach until. I know i was around 14ish weeks.



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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 08:13 AM   3
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i slept on my front until it was uncomfy. i try to sleep on my side but thats when lo is most active! sleep however you find it comfy xx



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 09:34 AM   4
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i did a thread about this, as was wondering how safe it is to sleep on bely, on being assured its fine, i slept on belly last night, but kept waking up thinkin I was squashin baba!



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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 11:28 AM   5
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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.



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 11:54 AM   6
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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



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 12:01 PM   7
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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.



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 12:24 PM   8
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Thanks Gers Princess and MegGem - sorry to intrude Honeypie.
I think sleeping on the front is fine for as long as it's comfortable according to what I've read.



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 14:40 PM   9
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i was wondering this too, i cant remember what i did with my dd. im almost 16 weeks pg with twins and still find myself sleeping on my front



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 14:42 PM   10
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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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