I hate laying on my left!

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  1. Jennifurball

    Jennifurball Mother of 1 and a bump!

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    It just doesn't feel right, I love being on my right!

    The sooner I get my pregnancy pillow, the better cos I am struggling. :dohh:
     
  2. Katie1

    Katie1 Well-Known Member

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    I am the same way!!! Every time I wake up, I'm back on my right. :S
     
  3. fizzypop

    fizzypop Well-Known Member

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    I'm always on my right! I don't worry about it really.. It's quite a new thing anyway. I think a good night's sleep is more important personally. But I hope your pillow helps! Xx
     
  4. erikab922

    erikab922 Well-Known Member

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    I did a big thread about this in the last week (I think), I am SO sick of sleeping on my left, and the other night I purposely slept on my right and slept sooo much better!
     
  5. EngineerGirl

    EngineerGirl Expecting Baby #1

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    I alternate between the two sides and don't feel bad about it. Yes, your blood flow is better by some on your left, but I have not read anywhere that you can't sleep on your right - just back and stomach. I'd ask your doctor or midwife, but I bet right is OK.

    If you get dizzy ever then definitely go to your right.
     
  6. Marchbaby1

    Marchbaby1 Active Member

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    My OB said it is completely fine to lay in any position you want (except avoiding your back later in pregnancy because it can put pressure on your arteries)..she said even your laying on your stomach is completely fine as long as it is comfortable to you all the way through pregnancy. So I wouldn't worry about always laying on your left, do what is most comfortable for you- it won't hurt the baby at all!
     
  7. Skadi

    Skadi Well-Known Member

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    I alternate sides, there is no way to stay comfortable on just one side.
     
  8. Nrs2772

    Nrs2772 Mom To Maddie

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    I could not sleep on my left side at first, always slept on my right side. One night I lay awake unable to sleep so I decided to lay at the other end of the bed for a "change." The thing I noticed is it is not the side I am laying on, I guess I just like facing the side that has the bedroom door. So now I have no problems laying on my left side if I am laying at the other end of the bed.
     
  9. Whitbit22

    Whitbit22 Proud Mommy

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    If I only slept on one side my shoulder would be permanently displaced! It always hurts when I lay on one side too long. I'm still sleeping on my stomach and it's the only way I can sleep. As long as you aren't on your back you're fine.
     
  10. caseita

    caseita Well-Known Member

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    Sleeping on either side is fine. The only reason for sleeping on your left is because it decreases pressure on your Vena Cava (the largest vein in your body bringing blood back to your heart) My Dr also said you can sleep anyway you want so long as you are comfortable and can breath without difficulty. Also putting a pillow under your back is enough to ease the pressure. I am personally not a side sleeper at all so all I do is put a pillow under my back and basically sleep at an angle but still kinda on my back.
     
  11. SouthernC

    SouthernC Well-Known Member

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    I sleep on my right quite often, I have to switch from one side to the other because my hips go numb after a while, hes not found of me sleeping on my left he goes wild.
     
  12. JohnsPrincess

    JohnsPrincess Well-Known Member

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    Earlier on I really tried to stay on my left. I'd always wake up on my left or my back because I'm NOT a left side sleeper. Now, I don't bother trying to stay there. I'll usually lay on my left to start with but I don't worry the rest of the night. It makes it even worse for me because my lo prefers my right side. So, when I lay on my left it's Extremely uncomfortable a lot of the time, even with a body pillow!
     
  13. dashnbohemian

    dashnbohemian Well-Known Member

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    Got my pregnancy pillow tonight- hoping it helps!
     
  14. DollPosse

    DollPosse Well-Known Member

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    I have a wedge for my belly but I keep falling back on my back. Since I have been pregnant my back has been the most comfortable, but usually I detest sleeping on my back. lol

    I want to get a big pregnancy pillow as well. I have to find one because the places close by don't sell them, which is why I bought the wedge. I have been having a horrible time sleeping lately so I think I'd better get one quick. lol
     

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