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#1 of 25 Old 07-18-2014, 01:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Sleeping on back/stomach still?

I've still luckily been able to sleep in any position somewhat comfortably and am going on 14 weeks. I just started to notice a slightly 'heavy' feeling if I am on my back, and my breasts and belly are just starting to slightly be uncomfortable if I lay on my stomach. But now I am having flashbacks of all those uncomfortable nights that I know are ahead! Anyone else having similar thoughts/experiences?
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I'm still sleeping on every side =P But yes, back & stomach are starting to be ... not uncomfortable, just not as comfortable as it used to be. Not looking forward to this part. Though this time I'm getting a pregnancy pillow. I hope all those reports of it helping are true!

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I'm trying to sleep on my side but alway end up rolling onto my back (my usual way). But lately I'll wake up with a soar back and then roll onto my side again. Last night was rough for me, I kept having to roll over because I would wake up soar no matter what side I was on. I'm thinking about looking into a body pillow too. (I'm going onto 14 weeks too)
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I can sleep on my stomach but it has to be slightly on my side. I would be perfectly fine if it wasn't for my sore breasts.

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I'm still mostly on my back for now, but do try to lay on my side, still wake up on my back most of the time! Not looking forward to when I won't be able to do that...

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My doctor said not to worry about laying flat on my back till 20 weeks which surprised me. Not sure if that is correct. I sometimes unintentionally sleep on my stomach which surprises me. I have been a side sleeper for a long time now.

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I mostly sleep on my side, but sometimes on my back still. It's starting to feel uncomfortable, though. I highly recommend a body pillow! I haven't needed mine yet, but it was awesome with my last pregnancy. It really helped my hips from getting too sore.
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I keep begging my husband to get my body pillow out of our garage. I have the snoogle. He loves it too. Which got a bit annoying. Like we had to fight for it a bit. Lol!

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I keep begging my husband to get my body pillow out of our garage. I have the snoogle. He loves it too. Which got a bit annoying. Like we had to fight for it a bit. Lol!
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In that situation I would (at a time when DH wasn't doing anything important to him) say to him, I'll be right back, I'm going to see if I can find my body pillow since my back's been hurting so much lately. Then usually he'd say "oh, do you want me to find it?" and I'd say, If you're not busy that would really help

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I always wondered about those pillows but they seem expensive and I didn't know which features to look for. The one thing I always wondered is how easy it is if you want to switch to your other side in the middle of the night? And if they take up a lot of room? We only have a queen bed
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Mine does take a lot of room, but I think it might still work on a queen? I'll link to it later when I'm not mobile. Mine was well under 100 & is essentially a really long body pillow. I hold one side & fold it down around my feet & up the other side. So I have front support, knees, ankles, & back. So in that configuring it's super easy to switch sides during the night.

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I got the bigger size of this one: http://amzn.com/B00FFACNGE

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Mine still manages to work on our full bed! So a queen would for sure work.

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Well sleeping on back is starting to become a killer. Here starts the bad nights of sleep since I have never been a side sleeper

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Stomach sleeping just got weird this weekend. I was on my stomach & had a strange image of how she must be squished in there! I usually have my knee pulled up anyway so I propped it on a pillow.

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I'm 20 weeks now. I've always found it more comfortable to sleep on the couch as I get bigger during pregnancy. I like to have my back supported by the back of the couch. This time I've been sleeping on the couch for weeks already because our foster baby wakes often during the night and she is in a bassinet with me in our family room. I've really been comfortable on my back but I'm getting a little worried about the safety of that position at this point.

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No more tummy sleeping now But can still do the half tummy position with the leg bent & propped on a pillow.

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My dr said it's okay to occasionally sleep on my back if I don't cross my legs/ankles and if I tilt my hips to one side. It helps a little but I can't seem to sleep like that. Lately I've been having bad insomnia partly due to the reduced sleep positions, but I've just been using an extra pillow from our bed either between the legs or with my arm flopped over it an that's been helping...
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I frequently wake up on my back and have to turn myself over. Or wake up on my belly and have to turn myself then too.
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I have a tempurpedic bed, so lying on my belly is uncomfortable for about 5 seconds, then the bed moves to make room for tummy and boobs. Yeah!

Off topic: Anyone know about the safety of Tempurpedic beds and co-sleeping?
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Do you mean the chemicals in the bed or the fact that the foam contours? I'm just needing clarification


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I never thought about the chemicals! I meant the delightful contouring action of the tempurpedic....
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I think I got confused when you had that safety question about co sleeping.
Sorry. I do not see why cosleeping would be any different on this type of bed though. Especially that it contours.


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I wouldn't want to co-sleep on any kind of soft mattress. I've had friends lose their babies while sleeping on a soft surface and even with sleeping with each of my babies until they are about 2 years old, I've always felt better sleeping with them on a firm mattress.
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Greenmama, intuitively, that is what I am feeling about our mattress too. We plan on a massive on the floor bed system for this wee one- me on a firm twin, next to a crib mattress with the regular tempurpedic for papa (and occasional mama visits )
Whatever will yield our family the MOST sleep possible, eh?
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