Has anyone been advised by their medical carer to avoid sleeping on their back when 20 weeks plus pregnant? My OB didn't and when I asked him about it, he said it's fine unless I suffer from dizzy spells. I am sleeping on my sides just to be safe. I 'm afraid baby will not get enough oxygen or nutrients if a blood vessel is restricted? I normally sleep on my back so it's been a conscious effort to do so and not very comfortable either. What have you been told and what are your thoughts or experience on this matter?
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29-06-2015 11:11 #1Member
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Sleeping on your back at 20 weeks +
29-06-2015 11:32 #2
Love to hear also. I'm 35 weeks and find it most comfortable sleeping on my back.
29-06-2015 11:38 #3
I was told by my OB it is only a problem for a small percentage of women. A preggy mum at work was also recently told the same as you, or if legs go numb etc.
I get sleep apnoea when pregnant, so put a pillow behind my back to stop me completed laying flat on my back. It's just soooo comfy to sleep flat and sprawled out when preggy though! (Except I'd wake up choking on my own throat, lol).
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29-06-2015 12:06 #4
You will instinctively move in your sleep if you are uncomfortable.
Meanwhile I'm still a tummy sleeper at 26wks.
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29-06-2015 12:07 #5
My OB said that you will notice issues (dizziness, numbness) well before any potential damage to baby so not to worry about it too much. I slept on my back at times during my pregnancy and often woke up that way without realising I had moved in my sleep!
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29-06-2015 18:59 #6
Asked Ob he said to prop yourself up a little more than usual.
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