Before I got pregnant I liked to sleep on my right side - so that habit is hard to break. I position myself on my left side to fall asleep in, but like others have said, I often wake to find I'm on my right or my back.
Either way I thank my pregnancy pillow for taking a bit of the pressure off! It is a help but doesn't solve my problems completely. Hip can still go numb on one side making me need to roll over, then you get out of breath trying to heave yourself over... then you need to pee anyway... Sigh.
I sleep on my left side, propped up on pillows so I don't roll onto my back. I was monitored a few weeks ago and saw baby's heart rate dip when I was on my back for 15 mins, they propped me on my left side and it went straight up and she became active. I can also sleep on my tummy still but have to use pillows to raise my body, so sometimes sleep like that if my back ache is bad
I've been told that any sleep is good, and that my body will automatically keep me off my back once it becomes an issue. That started for me several weeks ago, and now I rarely am on my back. I do the side flipping as each hip gets sore, but it's harder and harder through the night as the pain accumulates. I actually stopped using all my pillows two nights ago and have had my two best nights of sleep in weeks as a result.
i alternate between left and right constantly all through the night. my hips hurt and go dead/numb if i lay on one side for too long i woke up on my back yesterday.. i felt like i was suffocating and it took a good 5 minutes to get myself rolled over because of my belly getting in the way and my pelvis/back pain.. im so ready for the last few weeks to just hurry up and pass!
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