Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:14 pm
Post subject: slleping on my back
Ive been meaning to ask for ages,do you know why we are recommended not to sleep on our backs? Im 25 weeks and I cant get comfy at night even with maternity pillow- find myself waking up on my side and Im worried im hurting bubba by laying on my back.
also is anyone struggling to get out of the bath??
lots of love
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:30 pm
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:35 pm
I think the reason they suggest sleeping on the side ( esp the left side ) is to ensure better circulation as a certain vein can be pressed on by the baby. The books i read also say it is better for digestion too apparantly. I often wake up on my back, just turn myself onto my left again! I do miss sleeping on my front though...if i tried it now my head would hit the ceiling!!! hehe!!! xxx
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:55 pm
I remember reading in one of my books or somewhere that you shouldn't sleep on your back as baby is squishing your insides (I'm sure it didn't say it in those words). I find that if I'm on my back for too long (like laying on the sofa or something) it kind of hurts. I can't get up from my back at all any more and have to roll onto my side, this is really hard in the bath
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:54 pm
i have the same issue, im only comfy on my back or on my left side but always wake up on my back (the very rare occasion i manage to sleep that is!)
when i said to my midwife about it she said not to worry as you will naturally move position while you sleep if its doing you know good, she said trust your body!