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Hoping4sumBBdust 05-08-2007 12:18 AM

Is it ok to sleep on the stomach throughout the pregnancy, especially in the 1st trimester when you dont have the bump? I dont me getting any kind of sleep until i hear I can fall alseep on the tummy..... for the past 22 years, thats the only way. DH told me I cant sleep for 9 months then....... 5weeks preggers today...... and intend on sleeping on the belly for the night!!!!! but if anyone has any insight, i would appreciate it...... thanks

pampered_mom 05-08-2007 12:28 AM

I too am a stomach sleeper. When I was pg with ds I found it incredibly difficult to not sleep on my stomach. As a general rule...I continue to sleep on my stomach until it becomes uncomfortable to do so. Believe me...there will definitely come a time when it will be VERY clear that sleeping on your stomach is the last thing you'll physically want to do!

Surfacing 05-08-2007 12:50 AM

Yeah ditto here. Definitely the only thing that feels soothing and comfy at night is to sleep on my stomach, expect when the belly starts feeling uncomfortable. I say do it as long as it feels comfy.

Once my belly started to GROW, I used a long body pillow and slept on my side or sort of 3/4 with a knee slung over. It gave me the hug/comfort/tactile feeling I like. I missed it when we put it away to co-sleep though. Sigh...

Momma2DoubleCuties 05-08-2007 01:13 AM

I'm a tummy sleeper too, and have had to stop already, I'm 6 weeks today and I've been getting woken up with terrible heartburn, but the nights I've used the body pillow or laying on my back I've been able to not get it. So sadly I've got to quit the tummy sleeping already I'm sure going to miss it! Side laying just doesn't cut it for me!

frogleymom 05-08-2007 01:19 PM

I'm a stomach sleeper too, and usually stay that way until the 8th month or so. Then my big belly forces me onto my side, but I'm still usually rolled forward slightly.


Mommy2Austin 05-08-2007 02:35 PM

Last pregnancy the dr. said I could sleep however I wanted until it became uncomfortable. After I couldn't sleep on my tummy I slept on my side with a pillow between my knees.

BallBaby 05-08-2007 11:37 PM

I have to say, this is the one thing I'm dreading, huge belly and trying to sleep!

Never worked out for me.

I am going to get one of these for my very pg sister and now I think for me too:

But, does anyone know of a product that lets you sleep on your stomach? Or is that wishful thinking?


Bughead 05-09-2007 03:23 AM

Yep, ditto to Emily. I must be on my stomach or side at all times! I think it's perfectly fine to sleep on your stomach as long as it's comfortable. I know I will be.

Mommy2Austin 05-09-2007 11:58 AM

One thing I remember from the last pregnancy was towards the end I liked having a pillow behind my back and right under my belly. I'd lay on my side tilted my belly into the pillow and hiked my leg up. Hehe sounds more complicated than it was, but it got me through.

SandraS 05-09-2007 12:11 PM

Until it's no longer comfortable, absolutely! ANY position you can sleep in is fine. The myth over back sleeping has no merit - you will adjust yourself, even asleep, before any harm comes to you or baby.

ANY way you can get sleep, do it!

Mommy2Austin 05-09-2007 12:43 PM

Irony of the sleeping on your back thing is they put you flat on your back for L/D *sigh*

SandraS 05-09-2007 01:42 PM

Originally Posted by Mommy2Austin View Post
Irony of the sleeping on your back thing is they put you flat on your back for L/D *sigh*

....well, they TRY...

Mommy2Austin 05-09-2007 09:18 PM

Originally Posted by mom2bja View Post

....well, they TRY...
They aren't gettin me this time thats for sure! I'm homebirthing

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