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    How bad is sleeping on you back during pregnanc? i fall asleep on my side but often wake up on my back and have been told this is not good.

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    Default Sleeping positions

    I would also like to know as the same happens to me!!

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    I do the same, I spoke to my OB about it who said not to worry to much, you can't help what you do in your sleep!

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    Apparently sleeping on your back increases the chances of having a still born and should be avoided from the second trimester. I think Mother and Baby mag had something about it(?)

    I have trouble sleeping on my left hand side, which apparently supplies the maximum amount of blood to the baby.... something along those lines. But I try not to worry about these things too much

    I injured my left shoulder when I was a kid meaning I could not sleep on my left for a very long time, I find it impossible to get comfy on my left now and always wake on my back or right hand side.

    I have seen the body pillows which are meant to prevent you from rolling but they can be expensive and are very big... maybe it worth trying one if you are worried.

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    I've read somewhere that you'll generally feel discomfort when on your back long before it will do any harm. I also try to sleep on my side, but often wake up on my back to my heart pounding so hard and fast, so I think that's my "discomfort" that tells me to sleep on my side.

    I got a body pillow from Lincraft for $20 which helps, I put one leg under and one leg over it and cuddle it, with a normal pillow wedged into my back to try to stop me rolling. My back also seems to feel better when I wake up coz it's been supported all night be a pillow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I've read somewhere that you'll generally feel discomfort when on your back long before it will do any harm. I also try to sleep on my side, but often wake up on my back to my heart pounding so hard and fast, so I think that's my "discomfort" that tells me to sleep on my side.

    I got a body pillow from Lincraft for $20 which helps, I put one leg under and one leg over it and cuddle it, with a normal pillow wedged into my back to try to stop me rolling. My back also seems to feel better when I wake up coz it's been supported all night be a pillow.

    I sleep like this to, never on my back for safety reasons. Plus I think it would be to uncomfortable from the weight of my belly I'll be 32 weeks tomorrow. I've also noticed that when I'm sitting at a 90 degree angle I start to get pins and needles in my legs which I think is caused by my belly limiting blood flow through major arteries in that area

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    I'm definately going to try a bigger pillow. I think I roll on to my back because I have noticed sometimes after being asleep on my side for too long I get pins and needles in my left arm. I'm not sure but we will see how the pillow goes


 

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