I eat sushi all the time. Hell, it's what we did to celebrate the pregnancy was to go out for sushi.
I've had a delicious glass of red wine.
I eat lunch meat (sandwiches are so easy, and standing is painful.)
I sleep on my back most of the time. I do switch from side to side fairly often, but I'm most comfortable on my back.
I take Gravol to help me sleep, which gets me 4.5 - 6 hours of sleep per night instead of less than 3. Which is important if...