Just wondering as my mum said she always layed flat if it was the only position to get comfy in. Until she was really big that is, i worry incase im harming the baby or something but i seem to roll onto my back in my sleep anyway! Is it really harmful or just not recomended? Cus i dont want to harm our lil man in there
I think it's not so much about harming the baby that they advise that you don't lie on your back, but rather that the pressure and weight of the baby inside you can affect nerves in your body, and make you feel very dizzy. I'm sure someone else will know more!
For what it's worth, I lay on my back (actually, literally ) pretty much throughout my first pregnancy, but with this baby (I'm 39 wks on Monday) I find it makes me nauseous and lightheaded almost immediately.
I long to sleep on my back (31 weeks). Since around 18/20 weeks I haven't been able to as if I accidentally fall asleep on my back I wake up dreaming I'm suffocating and then as I come to realise I can't breathe and need to roll over. Basically your body should stop it happening.
Thanks for the advice i dont get any dizziness or anything when i lay on my back lol i tend to sleep in the positions i fall asleep in and wake up stiff in the night as i need to change lol i just cant seem to get comfy on my right side but my left i can and i keep gettin trapped nerves in me arm if i dont wake up in the night as i dont move in me sleep much lol x
I asked the same question around 24weeks as I kept finding myself on my back in the mornings and was really worried. It took until 32 weeks though when sudden was a problem for bump and I woke up straight away feeling like I'd drunk a bottle of tequila and the room was spinning!! My point is if it is bad for baby your body will tell you! I now wedge myself in will pillows - DP refers to it as my little fort!
I had physio the other day with the obstetric specialist and she said it's ok to lie on your back as long as you're slightly propped up to keep the pressure off your lungs/major veins/spine and pelvis as with baby getting big and heavy they can cause aches and pains/breathlessness/dizziness etc.
I did prove the point beautifully when I fainted during my growth scan two weeks ago from lying on my back for too long! I also have a nest in bed now
Hehehe its cute when they find names for the things we do i sleeping mainly on settee at mo, sometimes in bed. As its just too uncomfy for me and settee is kinda sloped back so this helps with bump resting my hubby calls it my nightly rituals as it takes me ayges to get comfy :p xx
Hi. I think that it's best to lie on your left hand side. I read on the Dreamgenii website that its because you have better blood flow if you lie on your left hand side. (I used to sleep on my tummy but can't do that any more!) http://www.dreamgenii.com/?section=benefits
Awful isn't it magic? I'm a fainter anyway but it's generally when I get too warm or overdo it. It was a novelty to faint from lying down! My physiotherapist remembered me from my last pregnancy as I fainted in all her classes, I had my own bed set up eventually!
I kept waking up on my back too, I bought a Dreamgenii pillow which is the best thing ever - kind of forces me onto the left side, supports my belly and goes between my knees without faffing with twenty different pillows. Bit expensive but worth it in terms of sleep quality and comfort.