Post # 17
@iarebridezilla: I bought the Boppy pregnancy bolster and also the Boppy pregnancy wedge. I place the wedge under my belly (when I’m on my side) and the bolster right up against my back. It helps keep me on my side and when I do fall more on my back, it still keeps me at an angle, so it’s more comfortable and less heavy (the baby on my organs, I mean). I got them both on amazon for pretty cheap.
Post # 18
Tennis ball in the t-shirt? LOL..it’s okay, so many women wake up on their backs…your body just kinda tells you to wake up and then you get up do your thing and then go back to sleeping on your side, you won’t die…just make every effort, position pillows behind you, but chances are you will wake up before anything bad happens…and If I remember forrectly it’s more of a concern of perfusion to the fetus, but it will be fine. Just keep at it! dont’ freak out…=)
Post # 19
I’ve given up trying to stay off my back. I used to be a side sleeper only, but since I’ve been pregnant, sleeping on my side gives me hip pain, rib pain, and my sides go to sleep and tingle horribly. I am only comfortable on my back, but I do tuck a pillow under one hip.
Post # 20
The snoogle is a great pillow we sell them like hotcakes at work! I never roll onto my back but constantly rolling on my belly. Not directly on it but like the side. It wakes me up every single night! Sooo annoying.
Post # 21
I am also a member of Team Snoogle :-). I am a back sleeper and was really having a tough time transitioning to sleeping on my side. My left hip started acting up at night…it would go numb and then be burning in pain. I got a Snoogle and it has worked wonders. It keeps me on my side, my hip doesn’t hurt at all, and I can even turn while sleeping with it (however, the Snoogle then is against my belly, which has been fine). It was a little expensive, but completely worth it. It also helps that when I sleep on my left side, the Snoogle is facing the edge of the bed, and not DH. He was even impressed that it didn’t take up nearly as much room as he thought it would.
Post # 21
I’m not pregnant here either but ANY means! I’m a snorer. For years I was always sleeping on my stomach. As I grew older, I’m totally a side sleeper with the pillow between the knee thing. It seems like no matter what I do, I’m always waking up choking and with a dry-ass throat, on my back! Like 5 or 6 times in the middle of the night. You can imagine what my days are like getting absolutely no quality sleep whatsoever! I’m sick of this and am at my wits end with it! I don’t want to try that tennis ball thing although it’s very interesting, I don’t know what else to do!
Post # 22
I also recommend the Snoogle. I’ve used it since 13 weeks (I’m 33 weeks now), and it’s worked well for me.