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Old Sep 12th, 2013, 08:26 AM   11
BabyLuv88
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same here I've been sleeping on my back but when I wake up.. I get this weird pain in my stomach after few minutes it goes away.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2013, 08:54 AM   12
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I usually sleep on my back too, it's how I'm most comfortable. I personally don't believe that it's dangerous. How could we as a species have evolved if something as innocuous as sleeping on our backs posed mortal danger to our unborn children? For a lot of us, this is something our bodies do unconsciously even if we do manage to fall asleep on our sides.



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Old Sep 12th, 2013, 10:21 AM   13
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I am a slide sleeper too but have been getting hip pains on either side so I keep waking up on my back since for whatever reason my hips don't hurt then. I never heard of the no back sleeping until recently but DD was fine and I did a lot of back sleeping with her especially in the third trimester. I do try to stay on my sides but also try not to worry if I wake up on my back. I have noticed though that if I sort of half sit half lay on the couch with my fit out in front of me in a certain way that I get numb in the legs so i definitiley do avoid that position and think it has something to do with the vein pressure thing associated with warnings against back sleeping. So I agree with previous posters that the body will let you know if you are indeed applying pressure somewhere you shouldn't be.



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 03:48 AM   14
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I sometimes put a pillow just under my right side so I'm on my back but slightly tilted to left. If I'm feeling like I have to sleep on my back then this seems to help!



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 06:35 AM   15
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I have always been a side sleeper or on my front (out of the question now ) so I have my body pillow but the last few days I have woken up throughout the night having started on my side to be on my back and then I get woken up by my back & bump telling me it is not happy - but then I go to sleep on my side again and then low and behold back on my back argghhhhhh

Hope this little phase passes soon



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 06:46 AM   16
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I agree with all the previous posters who said to sleep however is comfortable. I just talked with my OB about this yesterday, because I can't sleep on my sides (sciatica). She said it's totally fine to sleep on my back as long as it's comfortable. She said one day it won't be comfortable anymore, though But as soon as my body doesn't like it, it will tell me--I'll get dizzy or feel otherwise bad. She said as long as I feel good doing it, do it! I brought up the vein issue and she just shook her head. She said if vein compression were happening, my body would tell me



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 07:16 AM   17
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How funny...just this morning I made the comment to my husband that I must be the weirdest pregnant woman ever. I heard that during pregnancy it hurts to sleep on your back, I have always hated sleeping on my back and now it's comfy for the first time in my life. After reading this thread, looks like I'm not so weird



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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 09:06 AM   18
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Your body will let you know when it's time to stop sleeping on your back

I used to wake up on my back all the time, but a few weeks ago I found that I couldn't even lay on my back to read a book or watch TV...I felt out of breath and queasy! Once that started, I noticed that I'd wake up the same way I fell asleep.

Don't worry, your body will do what it needs to do to protect both you and the baby



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 10:18 AM   19
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Your body will let you know when you can't sleep on your back anymore. Trust me, once you get into the third trimester, you won't accidently wake up in any position!



 
Old Sep 13th, 2013, 10:20 AM   20
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Im either still on my stomach with a wedge pillow or on my back. I feel its more important to get sleep than to waste sleep time trying to get comfortable on my side.



 
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