You would think I would remember as this is DC3 but I can't think when I am supposed to be sleeping on my side or if I can stay on my back to sleep? And is it right side or left side or doesn't it matter?! Somebody tell me how to sleep please!!
Left side is "officially" recommended, but either side is acceptable I believe. I even roll onto my back in my sleep and nothing dreadful happens, other than I wake myself up because I'm uncomfortable. I think as long as you're getting adequate rest, that's more helpful than forcing yourself to sleep in an uncomfortable position, and not getting much sleep at all.
LOL Pico2 that made me snigger!! I think it's mostly our over-analysing, no?! I am 27w and it's only in the last couple of weeks I have managed to talk myself out of sleeping on my back - I never used to be comfy on my back but around 15w when someone told me I shouldn't, I seemed to suddenly find it the absolutely best way to sleep in the world. Ridiculous.
Haha yes fair point pico.. I have vague memories of learning the 'rules' with dc1 and then not remembering at all whether they are even relevant! I'm about 22 weeks but finding my breathing not as good on my back so might switch..
I'm 9wks and can only get comfy lying on my front! My boobs ache and my tummy is swollen and it all feels more supported that way. I know it's probably not ideal and in a few weeks it won't be comfy anymore anyway.