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I get really sore shoulders at night and my arms fall asleep, so I wake up to change sides about every 2 hours. I also get sore boobs at night from the top one compressing the bottom one (my boobs have gotten quite big in the past couple of months). Am I the only one? Does anyone have any suggestions for preventing it?

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I get really sore shoulders at night and my arms fall asleep, so I wake up to change sides about every 2 hours. I also get sore boobs at night from the top one compressing the bottom one (my boobs have gotten quite big in the past couple of months). Am I the only one? Does anyone have any suggestions for preventing it?
No you're not alone. I have the same problem, only it's usually my lower back and legs that get sore. What helps me in that case is to sleep with a pillow between or under my legs. Not sure what I'd do about the arms...

For your boobs, have you thought about sleeping with a light sports bra or sleeping bra for the extra support? Personally I find it hard to get comfortable these days without a bra of some kind. I need the support.

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My legs and hips hurt almost every night. I have tried the pillow between the legs but, it's no help. I thought it was just me and my crappy mattress. It's horrible, I toss and turn all night!

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Mine is the hips too, it's so annoying!

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My arms, neck, head and back have all been super sore all night! I, too, am waking up every couple of hours to change sides. I don't know what to do. I've tried changing pillows, having more, having less.. I'm just starting to feel like its something I have to just deal with.
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Hips and legs are hurting me worse and worse. The pillow between the legs helps, and stretching in the bed helps. But unfortunately the only thing that really helps a lot is getting up out of the bed and walking around. But obviously when you're half asleep you don't want to have to do that.

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i get sore shoulders because i'm not used to sleeping on my side. my calves cramp up and my hips get all wonkey. i have a body pillow i put between my knees and ankles and rest another pillow against my lower back and that seems to help. the past two nights i did a prenatal yoga vido and that seemed to do the trick, i slept better than i had in months! i think the prenatal stretches relax my body for bedtime. so far i like parts of shiva rhea's dvd and Desi Bartlett's dvd. my husband is even doing them with me, which is very amusing.

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Thanks for the suggestions about the sports bra and stretching before bed. I do stretch in the mornings, but didn't think of doing it before bedtime.

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i like parts of shiva rhea's dvd and Desi Bartlett's dvd. my husband is even doing them with me, which is very amusing.
kimkim - what do you like and dislike about the shiva rhea dvd? I saw it's rated a 4 on amazon, but the one from Jennifer Wolfe is 4.5? I have the Pregnancy workout with Karyne Steben, but would also like a yoga video.

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the shiva rhea dvd: i'm enjoying it the more i do it, but the things I don't like are the extreme use of props. i'm not the fittest person but she has the 2nd trimester girl using a chair and blocks etc. i don't like all the props, i can still do balance poses (but you can follow along with her...it's just that every time i do the video i have to listen to her explain the props etc) it feels a little slow and has lots of side stretches (i do enjoy them, but i want to work other parts of my body) i don't like their outfits or the music (superficial things, i know but i'm looknig at the screen). i do like the progression of the dvd and ending relaxation part almost puts me to sleep every time. desi's dvd does kegels, which motivates me (i don't know why i fight doing kegels) to work on them. i like the desi one b/c she's in her 3rd trimester and doing stuff that's hard for me in 2nd trimester. i like to feel challenged. shiva rhea's is too accomodating but it's still a good yoga dvd. i hope i answered your questions.

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I wanted to share a sleep position that's been helping me get more sleep and doesn't cause me any discomfort (most of the time). I lie on my back and then push a pillow under my right side so that it's half under me, lifting my ride side and putting me at about a 45 degree angle. I especially like this because I'm normally a back sleeper.

I asked my MW about it and she said this was perfectly fine, as it shifts the uterus enough to not press on the major veins in the back.

Kimkim - thanks for the reviews - that is helpful. And for some reason I fight doing kegels too! That's part of why I like the pregnancy workout dvd I do, as they're built in.

S, wife to M, missing my angel baby (May 2009) and just welcomed our son, D, 7 lbs 2 oz, 20.5".
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Yes- I hate it!!! I completely have the sore arms, shoulders, neck thing and my arms fall asleep. I toss and turn all night. I want to start going to a massage therapist to loosen up mu shoulders - I think that might help. All this discomfort makes me dread going to slep, but I'm so tired! I do not remember this with my first, and I thought it strange that the discomfort came so early.
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I tend to sleep on just one side all night. We co sleep and ds still nurses at night. So I deffinitly get the sore shoulder thing.
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