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Left side sleeping

(13 Posts)
sleepybee Sat 31-Jan-15 02:43:57

I know benefits of laying on left side, however my baby is always on the left side bum sticks out under my left rib confused and if I lay in bed on my left it is so uncomfortable & baby kicks like crazy hitting off the mattress. The last time I was scanned baby was head down facing my back & it appears to be always to the left of my belly button & now getting higher up. It does not feel good for me to the point I feel nauseous. So I tend to lay on the right. Anyone else bending the rules when it comes to left side sleeping?!

JontyDoggle37 Sat 31-Jan-15 02:56:28

It feels like every one of my joints is hurting through this pregnancy, so I move between left and right side all night, and sometimes even briefly on my back, just trying to get comfortable"

cosmicglittergirl Sat 31-Jan-15 04:06:17

I'm a right side sleeper, I try left but it's uncomfortable. I reckon it's more important to get some rest(!).

kittyvet Sat 31-Jan-15 04:15:52

Was a right side sleeper throughout pregnancy- Physio said no worries as long as not back!

hazel88 Sat 31-Jan-15 05:56:41

Left side/right side it doesn't matter, as long as it's not front or back and you make sure you're comfortable and can get some rest. I've alternated preferential sides throughout my pregnancy as baby has switched sides, when you get near the end it's a miracle to get any sleep whichever position you're in! Just make sure you're comfortable smile

Meplusyouequals4 Sat 31-Jan-15 07:40:46

If I lay down to sleep then I tend to toss and turn between right and left side but I mostly sleep sat up these days I'm 38 +5 and have PPGP

comeagainforbigfudge Sat 31-Jan-15 09:28:16

I toss and turn. Finally fall asleep on left side then wake up on on my back.

Ooopsie grin

m33r Sat 31-Jan-15 10:07:09

Why is sleeping in your back bad? Is it just baby positioning or am I missing something else?

Letmeeatcakecakecake Sat 31-Jan-15 10:09:37

Hey! I find laying on my right side gives me heart palpitations!

I have to lay on my left with pillow between my legs and tucked up under bump!

Just sleep whatever way feels comfortable! It's not going to have dire consequences xx

JennyBlueWren Sat 31-Jan-15 10:11:23

I turn over all the time in the night so it wouldn't make a difference what side I go to sleep on. Midwife said not to worry about that.

Elledouble Sat 31-Jan-15 10:11:25

I thought as long as you it's not on your back or your front it was fine. I think the left side is preferred cos some people think the blood supply to the placenta is better, but that it doesn't really matter.

m33r you're not meant to lie on your back for long after 16 weeks because your bump presses on an artery and it can make you breathless.

NickyEds Sat 31-Jan-15 10:13:07

It's thought that blood vessels returning blood to the heart can become become squashed by the uterus making you dizzy (main problem) and deprive the placenta of nutrients (I'm more hmm about). Laying on either side is fine and any sleep is better than no sleep!!

Jaffakake Sat 31-Jan-15 15:01:09

I mentioned the whole left side sleeping thing once to my fil who's a gp. He looked at me as though I was mad & said there's no way it'd make a difference. I still try & do it most of the time though!

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