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i remember being really paranoid about this with dd.<br><br>
I'm a stomach sleeper, i havent woken up sleeping on my stomach this pregnancy with dd i would all the time, but i have woken up a lot on my back, and actually im really comfy that way.<br><br>
Im only 13 weeks and have a small bump<br><br>
anyway i remember reading that its best to be on your left side for the baby to get the best nourishment or something<br><br>
I have a placenta previa and im also wondering if that changes things as far as what side is safest and if being on my back is safe...<br><br>
so how are you laying down? are you worried about it at all?
 

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I sleep however I'm comfortable, if it's harmful for the baby or myself my body will let me know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've slept on my back in other pregnancies. The left side is only comfortable momentarily for me, I prefer the right. When I was pregnant with my daughter I couldn't lay on the left at all. I am mostly a stomach sleeper, though, and likely will sleep that way throughout the whole pregnancy like I have the last 4 times. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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my left side is my most comfortable. when not pregnant i love sleeping on my stomach..but there is no way i can do that when i am pregnant-its just too in the way for me.<br>
I start out the night by going back and fourth between right and left sides, resting on my back in between. and when im on my back i like to stretch my legs just so... its like ive worked out this whole system<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i know, im weird<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
i do after some time on my back start feeling short of breath and then retire back to the trusty left side..
 

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I'm normally a back or side sleeper - but while pregnant, it has to be the sides, because if I'm on my back too long, my hips HURT!!! Right side, left side - doesn't matter to me. I usually flip back and forth all night.
 

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I start out on my left but also prefer my right. I will also wake up on my back, but just go back to a side.<br>
My back is really starting to hurt though. Time to find a chiropractor.
 

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I move all over - seriously, both sides, back, stomach, semi-stomach, etc. I'm 14.5wks and I can definitely feel a little something when I'm on my stomach, but it's not uncomfortable (in the bed) yet.<br><br>
I'm 100% with Demeter - if it's not good for you or the baby, your body WILL let you know. When baby's too big for you to lie on your back anymore, you'll know it the instant you try. Just listen to your body, and don't worry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm really a back sleeper, and move from side to side if I'm having a restless night. I remember being totally paranoid about being on my back with my first pregnancy, but then I stopped caring about a lot of the rules with each subsequent pregnancy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
My belly never gets that huge, so I don't feel suffocated on my back or worry too much about its weight compressing my artery. I think with my last pregnancy I'd sometimes shift over to my side slightly and put a squish pillow under my belly to help with round ligament pain. I love my squish pillows! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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i am a stomach sleeper and i will continue to do so until it gets uncomfortable. it's still comfy for now, so i am relishing it while i can!! i remember that being one of the things i most looked forward while i was pg with my first.
 

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I sleep on back and sides right now, but in 3rd trimester I'm going to be hypervigilant about being on my sides. DS was OP and I'm very paranoid about body posture now! This baby has to get in the right position! (I can't afford another c-section!!!)
 

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I used to be a stomach sleeper..before I had kids.. since then most of the time I sleept on which ever side I was nursing on. now that my small one is night weened I still tend to sleep on my side, whichever one.. though i do lay on my back and stomach sometimes too. I can sleep on my belly comfortably as long as one knee is lifted up and kind of under me or if I have a pillow under my side. if im on my belly without something under me I already feel like im lying on a big lump.<br>
I am not generally a back sleeper but I like to wake up in the morning and lay on my back to feel the wee one bump around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> i remember sleep getting really uncomfy as the months went on with my last 2.. sleep position mixed in with insomnia..yeehaw.
 

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I sleep however I feel comfortable. Usually the night starts out with me on my right side with a leg swung over DH. I change positions throughout the night. Towards the third trimester I usually start sleeping on my side while using DH as a body pillow. That has been the best way for me to sleep in my previous pregnancies.
 

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I'm a stomach sleeper even though it isn't very comfortable nowdays. However I sleep better that way. I start on my right side but always wake up on my stomach. I try sleeping on my side though for baby.
 

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I've been having alot of trouble getting comfortable the last few nights. I like to sleep mostly on my stomach and right side, but the baby bump is just getting a little too big to be comfy sleeping on my tummy. I feel like my insides are getting totally squished that way! I try to sleep on my left side, but usually can't for very long. I have slight scoliosis, so the curvature of my spine probably has something to do with that. I can sleep on my back some, but hubby told me this morning that I was snoring last night...so I really need to sleep on my sides to keep that at a minimum! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I started experimenting with sleeping with an extra pillow, putting it between my legs or wherever I need extra support. I hope that will help me be more comfortable so I can get more sleep. I keep telling myself that 16 weeks is too early to start losing sleep with this babe! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I have woken up on my back several times and been freaked out about it... a couple times it woke me up because I was feeling so queasy.<br><br>
I read about the left side thing too... and the left has never been comfy for me in either pregnancy so far. Maybe for a brief period, but not usually.
 

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I'm an all over the place sleeper, but mostly my stomach or side. I'm already finding it uncomfortable on my tummy but I broke out the ol' body pillow and that way I can lay kind of semi on my stomach. I'm already finding it too much pull on my stomach to sleep on my side without the pillow...it's going to be a long time until November, but even then my ginormous breastfeeding boobs will keep me from sleeping on my stomach for a loooong time. Sigh.
 
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