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tmm140:I have always heard that you stop sleeping on your stomach when it starts to feel uncomfortable.
This. I actually thought to myself last night, "I better sleep on my tummy as much as I can while I can!" lol
with my first, I slept on my stomach until I was 15/16 weeks and then it wasn't comfy anymore.
I usually sleep on my side, draped over a body pillow, so I'm somewhere halfway between side-sleeping and stomach-sleeping. If I sleep directly on my stomach, I get nauseous. If I sleep totally on my side, my hips hurt.
I do what I can to stay on my left (the inside of the body isn't symmetrical. The liver is on your right side, and so sleeping on your right can allow your ute to compress your liver. Sleeping on the left also improves circulation to your heart and increases blood flow to your kidneys, ute, and the baby) but when that gets uncomfy, I turn to the right. Sleep of any kind is a win right now.
imlost119: Any ideas on why you would want to sleep on your left side rather than your right?
It puts the least pressure on your ascending aorta, best blood flow to the body
SarahD30: It is getting harder for me to sleep and I sure hope it doesn't stay this way the whole time. This whole having 2 in there is something else. Good luck to you!
Ditto Too, OMG, the m/s sciatic pain already, getting up 8 times in the night at almost 10 weeks, being uncomfortable sleeping and now leaving my favorite sleeping position... Grow LOs Grow