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#1 of 16 Old 05-23-2008, 12:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Every night I am finding it harder and harder to find a comfortable positin to sleep in. Last night I could only lay on one side or my belly...if I even tried the other side I had SEVERE sciatica. Now...I have doen it with all 6 pregnancies, but it still worries me...is it REALLY ok to sleep on your belly? I find myself there all the time and it seems to be the only place I am comfortable.
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i am woundering the same thing is it safe to sleep on ur belly that is how i alseep all the time

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I've always been a back sleeper, and despite the fact that I know I shouldn't... I always wake up on my back.

When DH is around I try to prop myself up against him so that I'm not completely on my back and that usually works. I hate laying on my side because I can't find a place for my arms.

My midwife said that it if it were harmful, it would be uncomfortable and it bothers some people to lay on their backs and not others. I would imagine that it might be the same for stomach sleepers.

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I have the WORST nights of sleep. I'm to the point that prop myself up on tons of pillows and then eventually end up on the my side. I naturally sleep on my DPs chest with my leg thrown over him. This really comfortable to me but I feel like I'm going to drown him in my drool (when did that start happening?!). He doesn't mind but I hate that I do that.

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It's only comfortable for me to sleep on my side (either side) with my leg over a body pillow. It's just not comfortable for me to sleep on my back or belly.
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I got used to sleeping on my side awhile ago with the help of a body pillow. Before pregnancy I slept on my stomach exclusively. Surprisingly, I don't miss it at all right now. I can't really fathom sleeping on my stomach right now - my belly is just too big I think.
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Thanks ladies....I figure I have carried 6 babies and slept that way with them all, but it just makes me worry I am some how squishing her...lol.
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I sleep with a pillow between my legs, another on my back for support and sometimes one for my belly too. I often wake up on my stomach too.
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I sleep sitting up, with tons of pillows behind me. I did the same with my last preg. Its the only thing that works for me.

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I sleep on my sides with a body pillow, but sleeping on my back is most comfortable. I try to fall asleep on my side, but I always wake up on my back.
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Not in your DDC, but... A friend of mine is a tummy sleeper and she had a HORRIBLE time sleepign when preggy - until her MW suggested something. Make yourself a pile of pillows - basically a bed of pillows - and then use a Boppy-type pillow where your tummy goes in the middle of your "pillow bed". This way, your belly will be 'inside' the space created by the pillow and you won't be "squishing" your babe!

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Not in your DDC, but... A friend of mine is a tummy sleeper and she had a HORRIBLE time sleepign when preggy - until her MW suggested something. Make yourself a pile of pillows - basically a bed of pillows - and then use a Boppy-type pillow where your tummy goes in the middle of your "pillow bed". This way, your belly will be 'inside' the space created by the pillow and you won't be "squishing" your babe!

HTH
Dang that's a good idea. I need to try that because I'm a tummy sleeper. When I rollover too much onto it, he kicks me awake.

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I am with all of you. I think the only negative to sleeping on your stomach is not being too comfortable. Although, the other day I fell asleep on our beanbag chair on my stomach and had the best 30 minutes of sleep I've had in a while. There was a little pouch/"hole" just for my belly
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I bought the most ridiculous, giant pillow - let me see if I can find the link. Ahhhhh. Here she is http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Back-B...2005934&sr=8-1

Seriously, it's ginormous. But I've never slept as well during pregnancy as I have this time around. I can't sleep on my back because my uterus presses on some kind of vein or something and I eventually pass out (am I the only one - noone I know has had this happen). Side sleeping is okay, but not that comfortable for the entire night. This pillow is great because it's like a supported tummy sleeping position - alot like what KerriAZ was talking about, I think. Plus, if you want to roll over to the other side, you don't have to move and rearrange all the pillows.

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I been really uncomfortable lately but I manage to get a good night sleep since I wake up late. My youngest dd is a good sleeper too, so I am very lucky to wake up before her lol!!! We normally wake up at 10-11 am. phew!

I bought a body pillow with my first and have kept it, even not preggy I can't sleep without it now. I take it everywhere when we need to sleep over. I don't know what would I do without it.

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Not in your DDC, but... A friend of mine is a tummy sleeper and she had a HORRIBLE time sleepign when preggy - until her MW suggested something. Make yourself a pile of pillows - basically a bed of pillows - and then use a Boppy-type pillow where your tummy goes in the middle of your "pillow bed". This way, your belly will be 'inside' the space created by the pillow and you won't be "squishing" your babe!

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that's a great idea! although I think that you can 'mimick' the same thing with a body pillow. You feel like you are sleeping in your tummy sometimes. I was a tummy sleeper once upon a time before having kids.... now I can't live w/o my body pillow lol

I have a huge washer machine so I wash it all the time and put extra stuffing when it's needed.

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