Anyone have helpful thoughts about sleeping positions? I have an email out to my midwife but in the meantime ... I've been trying to stay on my left or right side, and have been getting terrible sleep the past few nights. I didn't realize that I spent a lot of time on my back while sleeping but when I'm trying to avoid it, I have very wakeful sleep, lots of switching from side to side, and waking up with sore/stiff hips. I'm going to try some extra pillows tonight.
I tried looking up "aortocaval compression syndrome" as it's called, the reason they say not to lie on your back. Seems well-established that at or near term it can have a deleterious effect on blood flow to the fetus, but it's not clear to me a) when in pregnancy this starts to be a concern and b) if anyone has studied meaningful outcomes (vs e.g. transient decreases in fetal heartrate or whatever).
If you use pillows or have a magical sleep solution, share! :)