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I absolutely have to flop onto my back a few times a night. The hip pain is becoming much worse, and sleeping on my side is just unbearable at times.
I'm not worried about it. Like the maternity nurses in my birthing class said, we're all here because of our ancestors, and you can bet that our ancestors back in the day didn't know that the left side was optimal for circulation. Even my mom said she never heard that back-sleeping was bad.
My OB also told me I should sleep however I can sleep, and that my body would tell me what was right or wrong. If it feels okay, don't worry about doing it!
I always wake up on my back! I took a class and they said that you would feel the effects of the compressed veins way before your baby does....so if you start to feel dizzy and weird it's your body's natural warning system.
I can't wait to sleep on my stomach again...