7/17/05 12:14 P
I can't lay on back to even get half way comfortable... The babies start kicking too much.
Here are my two little angels. Identical twin girls born Nov. 6, 2005, arrived by c-section.
Anastasia Grace: 5 pounds 2 ounces
Maria Isabella: 4 pounds 13 ounces
7/17/05 12:11 P
i was sleeping on my back during pregnancy, and my hubbie said you are supposed to be on your side..so i got up, got my book out "what to do when expecting" and sure enough it said sleep on your side.....and my left side is the best one to sleep on, for some reason it hurts very bad to lay on my right side for any lenght of time, so i dont do that...i sometimes wake up and am on my back so i started putting a pillow behind my back also added some support...
7/15/05 9:18 P
Body pillows are the greatest! Especially if you are pregnant. I sleep with one on each side of me. So far, my husband has not seemed to mind the extra bulk in the bed.
Colton Seth 12/1/05 9lbs 8oz 20-3/4"
My little man is growing up!
Kali Ann 2/20/08, 9lbs 0oz 20-3/4"
~~~I AM BECAUSE HE IS~~~
7/15/05 6:34 P
haha kim- my df says it's like a fort in our bed because he can't get to me with all of the pillows and blankets :) i slept good last night in a long time hopefully this trend lasts awhile, funny thing is i actually stayed on my left side the whole night, it was great
7/15/05 2:19 P
I used to sleep on my stomach, but since being pregnant, I sleep on my left side. Out of the blue this started happening. Recently, I've caught myself waking up on my back. So, I put a pillow in front of me and behind me so that I am not completely on my back. Also, it seems that the baby likes the the left side.
Not too worried about sleeping wrong. My body tends to do what it wants when it comes to sleep!
Tarynn Nicole 12/17/05
Waiting for baby #3
7/12/05 1:53 P
I am a back and stomach person but I can't breathe on my back and can't get that comfy on my stomach. So my sleep gets very disturbed. Plus I have to get up at 3 or 4 every a.m. to eat or else the baby will not settle down. Wierd huh. I know.
Edited by: PREGGONURSE5 at: 7/12/2005 (13:55)
Jayden Travan Sims
7lbs, 19 inches long
7/12/05 9:52 A
I am sleeping any way I can... These nights it not much. Last night I was awake at least 10 times... Not nice at all.
I am getting a belly...Picture is of me at 20 weeks.
7/12/05 9:31 A
I am a side/stomach sleeper as well. My doctor told me to sleep anyway I can.
"One and Done!"
7/11/05 10:58 P
I've been sleeping on my side since my first pregnancy... guess I got in the habit. But all of a sudden I 'crave' sleeping on my stomach or back. It is torture to try to fall asleep on my side. I've been hugging a body pillow in front and then tucking a regular pillow behind me so if I do roll on my back one side is still elevated a little by the pillow behind me.
My name is Kim. I'm mom to three beautiful girls.
Eva - March 2003
Sophia - December 2005
Laila - September 2007
7/11/05 5:50 P
I still sleep on my back on the occasion but I need another pillow otherwise my back hurts, only thing is my cat loves to sleep on my belly and I can't handle it at all. So I try to sleep on my left side as much as possible with a pillow between my legs. I've heard tons on those body pillows, but I am afaid I will take of most of the bed with one.
Alexis Olivia Hugon born december 20th 2005!!!
7/11/05 2:37 P
I also sleep on my back at times. I am 18 weeks and I do tend to roll on my right side, back, left side, back to my back. I doubt it hurts the baby, it's for the reasons in the other msg, the lrg vein that gets the blood cut off. Hope that helps!
7/11/05 2:02 P
What is your body pillow like? I'm considering getting one. I've actually been thinking about it since my first pregnancy, but never bothered. This time i'd really like one.
7/11/05 12:40 P
It won't damage you or the baby to sleep on your back. It could cause your legs to go numb though. Eventually you'll just be really uncomfortable in any position.
Baby number one born 4/8/04. Cassidy is almost four! She's my beautiful stubborn princess
Baby two born 12/23/05. Wyatt just turned two and he's the sweetest thing you'll ever meet
Bby number three due 6/26/08. Have no idea what this one will be. So excited.
7/11/05 11:22 A
Amberlie, I do the same thing! I try to fall asleep on my side, but I wake up on my back all the time. I'm not huge pregnant yet, so I'm not that worried about the weight on my spine. I just turn back on my side and try to go back to sleep. I was religious about sleeping on my left side with my other 2 kids. I don't know what the problem is this time!
Renee,28 MC '98/MC '08 twins
Kamron David Angelo
July 26, 2000 8 lb 7 oz
March 27, 2002 8 lb
Dec. 12, 2005 8 lb 3 oz
July 26, 2009 7 lb 13 oz, 20"
7/10/05 9:22 P
I still sleep on my stomach even though I am huge! I can't sleep at night. I can't get comfy.
Jayden Travan Sims
7lbs, 19 inches long
7/10/05 8:43 P
I am usually a stomach sleeper but since that has proven to be very uncomfortable now I am resorting to my back. I have a body pillow and curl up with it on my side but still wake up on my back all the time. It's like because I'm not supposed to sleep on my back, that's all I wanna do. I worry about it alot but I can't help what I do when I'm sleeping right?
Ty edd Dec 21st 05, born Dec 14th
7/8/05 11:23 A
At this point I will take sleep in wahtever position I can!
Gabrielle Dana, 11/9/05, 6 lbs 5 oz, 19 inches long, and spent 10 days in the NICU.
Garrett Randy,8/7/07, 8 lbs 8 ozs, 21 inches.
7/8/05 11:22 A
Hi. I also sleep on my back. I wake up in the middle of the night to find myself on my back and just turn over onto my side, even though I am very comfortable on my back and don't want to move. I think as long as your not on your back the whole night you are fine. And your body does know what is good for you and the baby.
Shyann was born Tues. 12/06/05 at 12:42pm 7lbs 17 1/2in.
EDD: 12-8-05 with Shyann Renee
DS: Aydyn, 5-26-02
I am 28 and from Southern Cali.
7/8/05 10:43 A
While we are encouraged to sleep on our sides while pregnant, during sleep our bodies find the most comfortable position. Thankfully - from what I have read - if you wake up on your back it is still okay. Your body knows what is best for it and the baby, especially when unconcious.
DS #2 EDD 10/20/2007
7/8/05 7:02 A
Hello, Raghavi -
I have been asking my OB/GYN about sleep positions that are okay considering I am a back and stomach sleeper, neither which are really considered ideal for pregnant women after the first trimester. Sleeping on your side is better than on your back because it takes the pressure off the large vein that carries blood from your legs and feet back t o your heart. The side position is also good for taking pressure off your lower back. The chance for restricted blood flow to the baby is also greatly reduced. I would suggest you talk more to your doctor about sleep positions, too. What do you do if you roll over on your back or stomach and don't even realize it when you are sleeping?
~~ Daniel, December 2005 ~~ No 2 due in Oct 2008
~~ Ellen ~~
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