With both pregnancies, I have to flip about every 30 min to 1 hour to keep my hips from aching too much.
SAHM to Chloe«- 6/2008 (10 lbs, 5 oz), Hannah- 9/2010 (9 lbs, 12 oz), Liam- 2/2013 (9 lbs, 6 oz)
Laying on my side, with a body pillow between my knees and against my belly, and a small throw pillow wedged under my back was the only way I could sleep without pain during my last pregnancy.
Laura, mama to Henry 01.28.07
missing Jack, born still in the car 08.23.10 at 36 weeks
Loving on Catherine, my 09.01.11, UC
Caitlin Renee, September 2, 2010
Maybe you could get a couple body pillows, one for each side. You could wrap yourself around them and get the pressure off your hips... The have those mommy sized maternity pillows, but they looked pricey.
I sure hope you find a comfy way to rest so that you can be refreshed and ready for the sleepless nights with your LO during your baby moon!
afm @ 34 weeks, i flip flop from side to side--trying for the left side ideally, w/ a pillow between my knees/legs/feet. i miss miss miss laying on my belly but if babe senses in the slightest that i'm nearing the belly position (as chloe described) she kicks up a storm. (of which freaks me out!)
I generally have to switch positions about every hour or so also, in order to avoid hip pain (which laying on my right side seems to exacerbate much more than on my left side...).
C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
does it take a minute or two to roll from one side to the other? i wake up every 1-2 hours to switch sides (other than last night when i tried that supported sitting/reclining position...) but it still takes a minute or two to get completely turned over!
is it normal to feel sharp pains in the cervix when laying on your side?!
i didn't know the reclining postion was bad to sleep in what other things should i avoid for optimal positioning for baby?!
obstruct livery vehicles
Okay, I know that's not what you mean I sleep on my side with a pillow between my legs and one kind of under the edge of my belly for support. I sleep on top of my comforter because it makes it slightly easier on my hips (although that trick works less and less as time goes on). I turn constantly from my left to right side because my back and hips start to hurt and I stretch every time I get up to use the bathroom.
Last pregnancy I slept like a log and I could actually sleep on my back. I had no need for extra pillows. I don't think there's anything dangerous or bad about any position you're comfortable in. If it's detrimental to the baby you'd be too uncomfortable to stay in it.
I can't wait to sleep on my stomach again!
DS ( 9/2010) and TTC #2
I wake up to change positions every couple hours.
Lovn- I will have to try and make a nest like that b/c this baby is posterior, too, and I was wondering if there was something I could do while sleeping to turn him since (like everyone else I'm sure) I don't really have 2 hours a day to crawl around on my hands and knees.
DD 12/07 DS 9/10