CAN'T SLEEP!!!

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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9211 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

you can’t sleep flat on your back, but you can sleep propped up a tiny bit.  i wake up many times almost flat on my back.  i’ve heard and read, that you will feel uncomfortable before any harm to baby.

also, i’m a stomach sleeper too.   i do a modified version.  i have 2-3 pillow under my head and my body pillow in front of me. laying on my left side, my right leg is pulled up towards me.  the angle of being on the pillows and laying on the body pillow, i’m able to turn so i’m halfway between side and stomach while still being supported. 

i am also 30 weeks.

Post # 17
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924 posts
Busy bee

Exact same issues, here!
I was never officially told by either of my doctors (I switched providers) about back-sleeping, so I wasn’t even aware of it until recently thanks to the internet. I’ll be asking my midwife at my next apt about it, but until then I’ve been sleeping propped up since I keep waking up on my back, anyway. I’ve propped two pillows in a gradual slope, and then put my pregnancy pillow at the bottom…my lower back is supported by the pregnancy pillow, and the rest of my body lays propped on the other two pillows. It’s super comfy, and it’s pretty easy to switch to side-sleeping in the middle of the night if I need to.  

I also find “semi-side sleeping” to work pretty well..not fully on my side, but not fully on my back…just an inbetween angle (pregnancy pillow really helps acheive that..it’s like a comfy nest). Or sometimes I’ll lay on my side and then twist only my upper body to lay more on my back. It doesn’t sound very comfortable, but it works for me!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

llevinso :  OP have you tried doing the Pigeon pose or a Seated Pigeon pose for a few minutes on each side before bed? If you are having hip discomfort at all, I think it will help!

Pigeon:

Seated pigeon:

Post # 20
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24 posts
Newbee

llevinso :  HIGHLY recommend a cold bottle.  I just use one of those floppy hot water bottles (used to use it for menstrual cramps).  My husband fills it with ice water for me every night and it is just divine!  I find that if my feet are nice and cool, the rest of me stays relatively cool as well.

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