(Closed) Tummy and back sleeping adjustments ok?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 5
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m 31 weeks and still sleep on my stomach without any modifications. It’s doable if i keep one leg bent.


Post # 7
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 9
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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.

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