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Rolling onto stomach in sleep

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honeyharris Tue 11-Feb-14 13:22:26

Does anyone have any tips to avoid accidentally rolling onto stomach in sleep? I've bought one of those long bolster pillows and tucked it between my legs and in front of my bump, but there have been a couple of times when my lower leg has come out from under it and I've woken up lying on my stomach with the baby kicking like mad! I'm hoping this hasn't hurt him in any way. I'm 29 weeks pregnant.

purplemurple1 Tue 11-Feb-14 13:45:51

I use to lie in the recovery type position, so kind of on your front but without the weight on your belly, using pillows to fill the gap so I couldn't roll any further over.

The general advice from my midwife was if the baby is uncomfortable they will wake you up and you will move, which is whats happening for you.

purplemurple1 Tue 11-Feb-14 13:46:56

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Accidents-and-first-aid/Pages/The-recovery-position.aspx

this is the recovery position incase you don't know it.

honeyharris Tue 11-Feb-14 14:09:35

That's kind of how I'd ended up but I'd flopped right over onto my belly

honeyharris Tue 11-Feb-14 14:10:21

Good to hear the advice from your midwife though, was worried that I'd squash his head or starve him of oxygen!

PenguinsDontEatKale Tue 11-Feb-14 14:27:21

Your body will wake you up if you are uncomfortable, r your baby is, don't stress. You are fine to sleep however is comfortable.

Seriously, the human race would have died out hundreds of years ago if some of the ridiculous scaremongering on sleeping positions was true smile

schmalex Tue 11-Feb-14 14:42:51

If he's kicking lots he must have plenty of oxygen! Plus I don't think you can really squash them as they've got all the amniotic fluid protecting them.

Wish I could sleep on my front! Way too uncomfortable...

Strokethefurrywall Tue 11-Feb-14 15:24:46

I only sleep on my stomach and I'm 34 weeks. Surprised I can still do it quite honestly as it was too painful after 24 weeks during my first pregnancy - this one I'm still in my old faithful recovery position.

Doesn't stop me snoring like a hippo though...

honeyharris Wed 12-Feb-14 10:06:34

Thanks everyone, feeling a bit more reassured now. I think I've found a pillow arrangement that stops me rolling (fingers crossed) the only problem now is that I keep waking with pain in my left hip where I'm lying on it :-s

Snobble Wed 12-Feb-14 12:36:20

I just wedge myself in like a manic woman. I've got a dreamgenii and 2 other pillows i wedge around myself.

Feeling the ache pains as well, the price of lying in the same position everynight. Gotta love back ache, urgh!

ithoughtofitfirst Wed 12-Feb-14 14:37:47

This has made me giggle! I was the same with my DS, used to wake up about 4 times a night flat on my face. I only mastered the pillow wedging after about 30 weeks.

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