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Up until how many weeks?
Up until how many weeks?
I am not pregnant, so I am not much help here but i am curious! I tend to sleep on my tummy so when the time comes i feel like this will be hard to stop!
Until you can’t. You will know when you should stop because you won’t be able too. I’m a stomach sleeper and both times I’ve been pregnant ive been told to do it for as long as I can/want to. At this point I can’t because its not possible.
For a while I was using my body pillow to sort of prop myself up on my stomach but at almost 23 weeks now it won’t work.
@Reign14: it shouldn’t be. At 6 weeks the uterus isn’t even outside of your pelvis yet so maybe you just have discomfort from bloating?
ETA: your boobs may be sore and you may have some stretching going on which may make it uncomfortable but it’s not from laying on the baby.
You can sleep on your tummy until your body says no go! After that, just throw a pillow under one of your sides/hips. Then you can be like 75% on your stomach and 25% on your side.
as pp said, if your stomach hurts at 6 weeks it’s your bloat 😉 im 20 weeks and I’m still laying almost fully face down. I tend to lay with my leg out now so I’m partly tilted. It gets harder every week, sometimes it’s totally uncomfortable, sometimes I get kicked, sometimes it doesn’t bother either of us. Eventually you will just be at a point where you can’t or aren’t comfy anymore 🙂
I’m 30ws and still do the body pillow to prop me but still laying on my stomach kinda thing. There’s no pressure on it and its the only way I can sleep. Seriously if I end up on my back at night ill have a nightmare that wakes me up to make me move. so weird.plus sometimes baby kicks really hard now and having a bit of support makes it feel better and not keep me up.
You can keep doing pretty much whatever as long as it’s comfortable. I was surprised by how fast my natural tendency to stomach-sleep stopped. I still wake up on my back all the time, though (26 weeks now).
I was wondering this too but I am not pregnant yet!
I’m 22 weeks and I also do the leg out thing to prop myself up. Fully on my stomach doesn’t work anymore. I also find I can’t stay on my back for too long now. Something just starts to feel funny.
I am 21w on monday and still sleeping on my stomach. I hate sleeping on my side and have been advised not to sleep on my back anymore. I have created my “pillow fortress” around me because sometimes I can feel the baby squirming when I am on my stomach and I feel bad. Usually when I wake up I have made it flat-stomached. I plan on continuing this until my stomach wont let me roll over anymore.
I actually usually slept on my sides or back before pregnancy. But sometimes I sleep ‘half side/half stomach’. Sort of twisted. So my arms and stomach are on the side but legs are as if I was stomach sleeping. You could try out something liket that. I’m at 20 weeks and wouldn’t want to sleep on my stomach. It’s not a huge bump, but it’s enough of one I would feel weird. As much as you read ‘sleep on your left side’ and i usually did – I can’t believe sleeping the same way all the time is really that necessary or great on your joints.
@JustMe12182: Is there a specific reason to not sleep on your back and instead sleep on your stomach? Seems like the whole ‘baby might cut off artery’ issue would be just as bad on your stomach.
You can continue to sleep on your stomach as long as it’s comfortable for you – it will depend on how you carry. I slept on or partially on my stomach up until almost the end. The baby is surrounded by fluid and is physically *impossible* to compress, you won’t crush it or anything – it’s mostly a matter of how well it suits your shape at any given point.