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14 weeks sleeping on tummy

(10 Posts)
kitkatkaty87 Tue 19-Aug-14 08:29:47

I've been trying to not sleep on my stomach as i worry about squashing baby! I have a bump but its still quite soft so some mornings i do wake up sort of on my tummy.
Is this really bad?
how should i be laying, dont want to hurt baby!

woodwaj Tue 19-Aug-14 08:59:09

I am now 15 weeks and find it uncomfortable when on my belly or back. Id wait for your body to tell you!

mssleepyhead Tue 19-Aug-14 09:34:56

maybe think about getting a pregnancy pillow? you might find you need one in the end anyway and they can help you sleep in the best position (on your left side). i think i got mine about 14 weeks so i could train myself to sleep in the right position (usually a back sleeper) and although i'm thoroughly fed up with it now at 39 weeks, it's been very useful!

ohthegoats Tue 19-Aug-14 09:44:34

34 weeks and still sleeping on stomach. Don't worry about it. Your body will tell you when to stop - the baby sometimes lets me know to move by beating me up too.

Mmolly2013 Tue 19-Aug-14 09:51:07

I slept on stomach till around 20 weeks

squizita Tue 19-Aug-14 10:00:38

Before any harm would be (potentially - a 0.6% increase in risk) done, you would have been feeling pain/discomfort for some time. Don't worry.
When you cannot sleep like that comfortably, then get out the cushions! smile

EllaBella220 Tue 19-Aug-14 10:18:48

35 weeks and still doing it. Some nights it's a little too uncomfortable but I take that as meaning I just shouldn't do it that night but mostly I can sleep quite comfortably on my stomach with my leg pulled up towards my belly a bit so I'm not fully on stomach but more or less. I wouldn't be able to sleep well otherwise.

katiegee Tue 19-Aug-14 11:17:30

I'm 24 weeks and still sleeping on my stomach... I've always slept on my stomach and find it pretty uncomfortable sleeping any other way. Like you, I was a bit worried about squashing the baby but when I spoke to my midwife about it, she assured me I wouldn't squash him and my body would let me know before I did either of us any damage. I'm trying to enjoy the stomach sleeping as much as I can at the moment cos I'm sure there will come a time when it will be physically impossible!

kitkatkaty87 Tue 19-Aug-14 11:58:34

Thanks everyone!

RetroHippy Tue 19-Aug-14 14:58:21

Never mind the baby, my boobs haven't let me sleep on my front since around 7 weeks! Enjoy it while you can wink

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