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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 18:25 PM   11
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I thought the point of not sleeping on your back is that as you get bigger you can constrict a major blood vessel which can make you feel faint. But you'll know about it. My past three pregnancies I slept on my back comfortably. But this time I'm bigger and I do feel faint after a little bit on my back, your body knows to move if you're in a bad position. So if you can sleep like that then dot worry about it.



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 19:03 PM   12
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I thought the point of not sleeping on your back is that as you get bigger you can constrict a major blood vessel which can make you feel faint. But you'll know about it. My past three pregnancies I slept on my back comfortably. But this time I'm bigger and I do feel faint after a little bit on my back, your body knows to move if you're in a bad position. So if you can sleep like that then dot worry about it.
I've actually been unsure on this too. Half the things you read say avoid it because it's not good for mum but won't affect baby, half say avoid it because it's potentially dangerous for baby.



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2017, 04:51 AM   13
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I sometimes find myself waking up on my back, normally fall asleep on my side but have SPD so it gets really sore and uncomfortable after a while.



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2017, 04:52 AM   14
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I thought the point of not sleeping on your back is that as you get bigger you can constrict a major blood vessel which can make you feel faint. But you'll know about it. My past three pregnancies I slept on my back comfortably. But this time I'm bigger and I do feel faint after a little bit on my back, your body knows to move if you're in a bad position. So if you can sleep like that then dot worry about it.
I've actually been unsure on this too. Half the things you read say avoid it because it's not good for mum but won't affect baby, half say avoid it because it's potentially dangerous for baby.
Same here, there doesn't seem to be an definite answer for it



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2017, 07:10 AM   15
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The weight of your uterus can compress the vena cava . It's not advisable to lie flat on your back after start of third tri . However if you are propped up on several pillows this takes the pressure off. I also will have my pregnancy pillow tucked down my right side tilting me slightly .



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2017, 20:20 PM   16
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There was a recent study published that found a significant association between sleeping on your back in the third trimester and stillbirth, so it really is strongly recommended that you sleep on your side if at all possible. I use pillows to prop myself up.

That said, it's almost impossible to completely avoid it, I think if you find yourself waking up on your back occasionally there's no need to worry too much. Just try to avoid doing it all night regularly.



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Old Nov 19th, 2017, 20:52 PM   17
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I woke up on my back all throughout my last pregnancy... and itís alreayd happening with this one. I use multiple pillows to try to keep me on my side, but it doesnít always work. So I feel ya!



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2017, 06:25 AM   18
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http://www.kickscount.org.uk/going-s...sk-stillbirth/

I read this just this morning but the message is don't go to sleep on your back but if you wake on your back don't worry, just turn back onto your side before you doze off again.



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2017, 07:37 AM   19
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