Sleeping on my back

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  1. liveandlove04

    liveandlove04 Well-Known Member

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    I don't do it on purpose.. But I keep waking up on my back.. Not only is it bad for baby, but I always have an asthma attack a few mins after I wake up.
     
  2. PierceWife

    PierceWife Gabriels' mama!

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    Waiting for responses because I do too... Try to always be on my left side but always end up on my back.
     
  3. Storm1jet2

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    I lost count the number of times I woke up on my back last night - but I'm guessing the waking up is to push me into moving. Are you having a proper asthma attack or just breathless - I wake up breathless but its not an asthma attack - I am being very good about using my preventor inhalor :)
     
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    AF_Momma Well-Known Member

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    I've read so much that sleeping on my back is ok until later in pregnancy and for some even throughout. I''m only 13 weeks and notice that if I lay on my back for a while I get lightheaded and feel a bit out of breath. I guess it's just different for everyone. Did not expect it this soon.
     
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    liveandlove04 Well-Known Member

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    I have full in asthma attacks.. I've always had asthma but it's gotten worse.
     
  6. Lyana

    Lyana Well-Known Member

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    I think it's only bad the last couple months. And when the baby is that big it won't be comfortable anyway.
     
  7. lindsayms05

    lindsayms05 Well-Known Member

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    Do you wake up in an attack only while sleeping on your back? It might be the pressure of your uterus on your lungs. I've never heard it can effect asthma, but it definitely makes sense that it could since it makes non-asthma suffers short as breath as well. Have you tried any of the pillows? I don't have a pregnancy pillow, I just use a regular pillow between my knees and almost look at it like a mission to keep it there. Flipping from side to side, I always keep the pillow there. I do wake up sometimes on my back, but I always find the pillow and get back on my side.
     
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    I would definitely try a pregnancy pillow or a body pillow.

    I am a back sleeper and continue to do so. I however, haven't had any problems. So I would definitely try surrounding your self in pillows at least one behind you when lying on your side so that if you do roll over in your sleep there is an obstacle keeping you from lying flat on your back.
     
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    liveandlove04 Well-Known Member

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    I've never been able to sleep on my back because of my asthma. But I used to sleep on my tummy which I can no longer do. I fall asleep on my side and when I wake up I'm on my back and I can't breathe at all. My asthma attacks typically make me vomit also ( again I've always been like that )but it has gotten so much worse. I do have been sleeping with a body pillow for years
     

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