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    Default Tummy Sleeping - Bad??

    Hi All.

    Not sure this is in the right place, but wasn't sure where to post it.

    I just have a question about tummy sleeping during pregnancy. I find regardless of how I go to sleep, I always wake mostly on my tummy. I sleep rolled onto my tummy with leg bent so I'm not lying flat. Does this cause any danger/risks to my baby?

    I have tried the body pillow, rolls and normal pillows but I end up just pushing them out of bed.

    I am quiet overweight also, not sure if that makes a difference to being able to tummy sleep or not but thought I would throw it in there!!

    Thanks in Advance for any replys, will check in tonight when I finish work.

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    I slept on my tummy pretty much the whole way thru both pregnancies lol youll get uncomfortable long before you would do any harm to bub, they are pretty cushioned in there!

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    Shouldnt make any difference, back sleeping later on can cause issues.

    I personally couldnt sleep on my tummy or sleep in general for that matter.

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    Thanks for your replies, I thoughtit would be ok but wanted someone elses take on it.

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    I slept half sided half tummy if that makes sense lol! And woke up many times in the full tummy position;-) But they do say sleeping on your back can cause dizziness due to pressure on the major blood vessels due to bubs, this is mostly after 20 weeks though!

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    I am a BIG fan of tummy sleeping. When not pregnant, it is the only way I sleep.
    I have tried to sleep on my tummy througout my pregnancy, but it is getting difficult. it only take a few seconds for Bub to be kicking me like mad until I roll over
    I have found that if I lie almost all on my tummy, with a leg propping me up a bit, then I can get away with it.

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    I'm another who sleeps *almost* on the tummy, just on a slight angle, with one leg brought up quite high. It lifts the belly just enough so that bub doesn't protest. The only other way I can sleep comfortably is to lie behind DH and kind of spoon, but not really - just have my belly resting on his back in a certain way! He does come in handy! lol


 

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