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Pregnant and I want to sleep on my back..... Why can't I?!

Anonymous
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I'm always a tummy sleeper but lately have been sleeping just about any way but on my back but my back hurts and I just want to sleep flat on it. I heard its not good for circulation to womb? Anyone sleep on the back while preggo?

Posted by Anonymous on May. 24, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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gwebkeijmmm
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2013 at 11:09 PM
I did more often than not.
alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2013 at 11:10 PM

You nailed it, it is bad for the circulation. It is best to sleep on your left side. Do you have a body pillow? I loved mine, made sleeping so much more comfortable.

RichardsMom0209
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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 I can't sleep on my back while pregnant. It makes it hard for me to breathe.

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gypsy_rose
by Kandy on May. 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM
There was no laying for me after i was 5 months. It hurt to bad. I slept in my recliner for 4 months.
MrS.GiFFord
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I slept on my back. Your body will let you know if you are doing it wrong...

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 24, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I don't sleep well on my back as a rule, if I roll onto my back at night I will wake up.  When I was pregnant, like a previous poster wrote, it was hard for me to breathe if I slept on my back. 

Lillysmommy0113
by Silver Member on May. 24, 2013 at 11:46 PM
I slept on my back all the time. I couldnt sleep anyother way. Body pillows didnt work for me at all!
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daisybaby91
by lipstick on May. 24, 2013 at 11:48 PM

I try to sleep on my side, but usually end up on my back at some point.

You should try to sleep on your side, but if you end up on your back it really isn't the end of the world. How far along are you?

DarksMama
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Sleeping on your back puts pressure on the main abdominal arteries and can cause breathing problems, and circulation issues. It's just NOT recommended. Try putting a body pillow behind you so that you feel like you're on your back, but it keeps you tilted somewhat. Makes a huge difference.

Michaelsmom0522
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM
I tried not to but sometimes did. My OBs told me to try to stay off it but sometimes you just roll that way in your sleep.
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