I have one of those weird U-shaped pillows but I haven't whipped it out yet because I've barely got a belly and it takes up half the bed.
Any suggestions? How's everyone falling asleep?
Oh and is it true that we shouldn't lay on our backs? I've heard conflicting info on this. I feel most comfortable on my back but I don't want to risk cutting off the blood flow to my uterus or something equally bad.
I have been using a long body pillow. It is sort of worn down a bit and is not so fluffy and it feels pretty good. I also tend to wake up in the middle of the night on my back. So, I just started putting a big towel all rolled up tucked under my back as I lay on my side so I do not roll over on my back completely. The towel keeps on my side a bit. I know it is a hasle to move it when I switch sides... but it makes me feel better. I did also hear that it is when the baby is bigger towards the end of the pregnancy that we need to worry more about laying on our backs.... right???? : Sorry... I hope this helps.
Rachel , WAHM, Mom to DS (MAY/05), DD (AUG/07), and DS (JAN/10), DD (JUL/12) Wife to the love of my life (MAY/02),
Some women report waking on their backs after that period, anyway, but I really think we can follow our body's lead and not worry too much. I wonder if the fact that they're *waking* is because they're body is saying they need to move?
I have a now 3 year old Snoogle body pillow that's VERY flat. I fold it in half and put it between my knees and ankles. Sometimes I can get totally comfy, other times now. : I also can still lay *sort of* on my tummy - I think they call it the "runner's position" or something like that. Recently it's been pretty comfy for me, though I know I'll have to adjust it more later in pregnancy.
Hope you can get comfy! I know I'll be heading back to the chiro this week in hopes that'll help, too!
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
But I've found a comfortable position..
I'm able to lay on both sides, and kinda face downward... I use the opposite leg from what I'm laying on and I kinda kneel it up a little to my chest..
It's tough to explain, but I'm almost feeling like I'm laying on my stomach, but yet the opposite leg is bracing my belly from laying on my mattress.
i sort of lay on my belly/right hip with my left knee up and propped a little on a pillow. it gives a triangular space for my belly to not be squished by my full weight. i, too, don't have much of a belly yet, but i don't like how i can feel my belly when i lay on my stomach. so this has worked for me!
i, also, frequently lay on my side with a squishy pillow (one of those microbead ones from sharper image) between my knees/thighs,
It's kind of funny. I'm usually a left side sleeper but now that I'm pregnant I can only fall asleep on my back or right side. Weird eh? I'm just assuming my body knows best for now.
Same here..DD sleeps to the left of me and we usually sleep facing each other or she's all cuddled up with her back to me...
I can only sleep on my left side for a bit and then I am just tossing and turning all night.....Laying on my back is starting to hurt bc my lower back has been achy for the last few weeks. I can lay on my back if I have a knee bend up (if that makes sense...lol)...
But I prefer and am more comfy on my right side with my left leg bend up towards me (if that makes sense...lol) and that's how I was with dd until about 7 months when I needed to bring out the snoogle a friend gave me...