Post # 1
Hi ladies. I’m 18w and really struggling here. last night sleept terribly. My sleeping positions have always been on my tummy and on my back, however we can’t sleep in those positions now!
Then i have a cervical/neck hernia so on my side gets me very sore. So what i do sometimes when i really cant hanDle side is:
-for tummy to use two firm pillows, one oN each side, with a gap on the middle so that when I lay on top there’s a space for my bump (which is not much). Is it safe though? Or I’m I squashing little bun?
– Then for back sleeping I put a pillow slightly on my back so that I’m at a slight angle. That is I’m not laying flat on my back thus thinking that iM not pressing the artery. Is that fine?
I didn’t have a chance to ask my midwife or OB this and im not seeing them for a month still…so id super appreciate if anyone knows. The other night I had nightmares that I’m already a bad mother for squashing little bean!
Post # 3
You are fine, you are not going to squish her! I remember I would wake up on my stomach several times and freak out too. Relax and get some sleep, you are going to need it 🙂
Post # 4
I ran into the same problem at one point! I don’t think that you’re squishing your little peanut with the two pillows, but if they feel too cumbersome to you, you could try a sleep wedge! I bought the boppy pregnancy sleep wedge (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4360538′ defer=’defer) and love it!
Post # 5
I’m not sure about the modified stomach sleeping position, but the back position is fine. I do the same thing – keeping myself slightly propped up on one side.
Post # 6
I’m 31 weeks and still sleep on my stomach without any modifications. It’s doable if i keep one leg bent.
Post # 7
My midwife said to sleep however you’re comfortable. If it works, do it. All the talk about only sleeping on your left is one of the biggest pregnancy myths out there. What’s most important is that you’re getting sleep! I’m 36 weeks tomorrow and still sleeping on my back (pillow under my knees and usually a bit under one of my sides seems to keep me most comfortable).
Post # 8
Thank goodness! I seriously thought it wasn’t ok.
Keep any other tips coming pls!
Post # 9
I’m 35 weeks & also have herniated disks in cervical spine and totally end up on back every night. I also prop one hip a little but I’m not overly concerned. My doctor never mentioned any of these crazy rules you find all over the Internet. I try to follow them but I also figure, if it was that important he would have made sure I knew. Ask your ob next appt.
Post # 10
As far as back sleeping, my OB said as long as you keep yourself propped up, you’re fine. If you are pressing on that artery, you’d notice. She said to look out for increased heartbeat or shortness of breath. I use my snoogle mini to keep me propped up. Plus, the C curve part of it hits a sore spot on my back so it’s perfect! Like PP have said – just sleep!
Post # 11
Sleep however you are comfortable, a good sleep is what is important. I’m a stomach sleeper and slept on my stomach until it was no longer comfortable. I find now I get the best sleep if I sleep on my back. Use lots of pillows to keep yourself in a comfortable position.