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Just woke up on my front

(8 Posts)
Eminybob Sun 09-Mar-14 04:29:23

I'm nearly 20 weeks. It was slightly uncomfortable but not too bad and I'm not sure how long I was lay like that.

Could I have done any harm to my baby?

notoneforselfies Sun 09-Mar-14 05:01:31

No, don't worry. It's only bad for the baby if you are severely uncomfortable - you would have woken up from that. Basically it's about restriction of blood flow to the baby. Sleeping on your back is actually worse for this! But still - sleep any way you like as it'll become too uncomfortable for you long before it's dangerous for the baby. Your body is very adept at warning you of these things!

AllThreeWays Sun 09-Mar-14 05:05:30

No, don't worry at all. Although there is some slight danger sleeping on your back.

MrsCaptainJackSparrow Sun 09-Mar-14 05:05:50

I did the same at about 24 weeks. Woke up with baby kicking away! Panicked a bit but midwife said it's fine. Baby is well protected.

Eminybob Sun 09-Mar-14 05:11:11

Phew thank you! I go into panic mode about everything. Thank god for mn being able to answer my questions at 5am!

dobedobedo Sun 09-Mar-14 05:16:02

You'll be fine! I'm 32 weeks and often the only position I can get comfy in is in the recovery position, half on my front. Baby is surrounded by water. It's sleeping on your back you need to watch for (and if you do accidentally, you'll probably wake up gasping for air way before it actually gets to the causing harm stage)
When I had my first there was no sleeping position guidelines like this! (that I knew about anyway!)

PuppyMummy Sun 09-Mar-14 08:27:18

Sleeping on your back won't harm your baby either.

when you get further along and have a large bump, if you sleep on your back, baby can squash your arteries and lungs but you would wake up.

K8eee Sun 09-Mar-14 09:22:24

I'm 38 weeks and sometimes find it most comfy on my back. I just try and prop myself up with pillows to keep the baby down in my stomach so it doesn't make it too difficult to breathe. yes to the recovery position too!

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