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To my knowledge, there's really no reason to avoid sleeping on your stomach unless you find it uncomfortable. Most conventional wisdom would actually tell you that sleeping on your back should be avoided, particularly late in pregnancy, but this, too, is bunk advice.* The knock on back-sleeping has to do with the fact that blood flow to the uterus is sligtly decreased when laying on one's back. In the words of one of my favorite pregnancy book authors, blood flow to the brain is also slightly increased when standing on one's head, but no one advises us to stand on our heads daily. If it were really dangerous, according to Michael Broder, M.D., women would have developed an evolutionary hump to keep us from sleeping on our backs-- if it were that important, nature wouldn't have left it to chance.
*Unless your baby has been diagnosed with a specific problem relating to blood flow.
MI-bride:I normally end up on my belly, but I noticed the last few days that when I woke up, I felt horrible and as soon as I moved to my side, I felt better. I think that I am going to have to stop soon.
Keegan Patrick - Bilateral Clubfeet found at Anatomy Scan.
If it really bothers you then get some body pillows. As long as your BP is normal you can sleep on your back. If it's low, then back-sleeping isn't recommended as it will lower your BP even more. Your dr. will tell you if it's low or not.
i am still sleeping on my stomach. i usually sleep on my stomach or right side (pre-preg) but i can't sleep on my right side now as my arms get totally numb and wake me up.
i am dreading sleeping when it gets too uncomfortable to lie on my stomach. i actually have nightmares about it.
I am still sleeping on my stomach, although not as much. I usually roll onto my stomach when I am already alseep. I figure I mind as well do it now while I can, pretty soon it will not be an option.