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sleeping on your back? Sex on your back? Bad?

I saw the question about sleeping on your tummy and that is not my problem. I am four months along and I was told that I should not sleep on my back due to decreased blood flow to the baby. But I wake up all night long and I am sleeping on my back. How serious is this? Also, my Dh and I have been trying to play around while i'm on my back simply because it won't be an option soon. Is this bad?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Apr. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • no. don't worry too much. I've had two kids, and I slept on my back..it's fine..you move around so much in your sleep that it's fine....and playing on your back...thats fine too....don't worry about it, you'll be fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • i had the same question! lol I am 23 weeks and I find myself on my back at night because laying on my side hurts my hips real bad!

    same thing with the sex... I have noticed after sex the next day my tummy feels heavy and I think it's just the muscels being sore after a workout they don't get often at all..lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Sleeping on your back is a big deal after 25 weeks (some drs say 20 weeks) and it is a bad thing. It put pressure on the main artery that supplies blood and oxygen to the baby. It is such a big deal that while in labor at the hospital, nurses wedged pillows under one side so I wasn't flat on my back. The fetal monitor showed the baby's heart rate dropped every time I was on my back.

    Sex on your back isn't a big deal because you aren't on your back that long (unless your DH is a marathon lover).

    I'm not saying that some women haven't delivered perfectly normal babies after sleeping on their backs, but I am saying all the research and my dr say don't do it.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 12:58 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • why won't you be able to have sex on your back. i'm 7 months and hubby and i still to all the positions we did before i got pregnant. and yes i do have the round hard belly...i also still sleep on my stomach
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • lying on your back may hurt as the baby gets bigger.
    mrsary

    Answer by mrsary at 1:51 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

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