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Dumb question - sleeping

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heverhoney1 Sun 14-Dec-08 22:57:33

Hi all. Yes another Dumb question from me sorry guys!

I have pulled something in my upper back. Not baby related so not a major issue am sure I will get over it. My problem is that at 20 weeks I know I am not supposed to sleep on my back but it is the only way I can get comfortable witht he back pain. So my question is:

Is it better to sleep on my back and hopefully nick a few hours sleep or shall I persist at trying to sleep on my side, make my back worse and prob not sleep a wink? Dilemmas dilemmas

Littlemisskiwi Sun 14-Dec-08 23:01:09


I would say sleep on your back! I was still sleeping on my back until about 24/ 25 weeks as it is my most comfortable position. I only stopped when I noticed a bit of lower back pain and my bumpjust didn't work with it...
Sleeping on my side now causes hip and joint pain and I wish I could go back to my back. 13 weeks to go until I can get a comfortably night of sleep again.

Hope you get better soon

kd73 Mon 15-Dec-08 07:28:48

I sleep on left / right side also back otherwise I get problems with hips

TheProvincialLady Mon 15-Dec-08 07:35:11

Sleep on your back. It soon becomes too uncomfortable to sleep on your back, which is your body's way of telling you not to - but there is no need to worry until thensmile

MsG Mon 15-Dec-08 07:40:37

My midwife said it's fine to sleep on your back if you use 2 pillows. Hope your back is better soon. xx

ThePregnantMerryYuleWitch Mon 15-Dec-08 09:20:53

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ChablisorSancerre Mon 15-Dec-08 13:54:32

Dumb question from me..... Why are you not supposed to sleep on your back? 28 weeks and not finding it a problem but am I causing one??

wideratthehips Mon 15-Dec-08 13:56:23

when should you stop sleeping on your back? i know vaguely that its to do with the baby pressing on veins etc (is it?) but is that more relevant when the baby is bigger/heavier at the end of pregnancy?

wideratthehips Mon 15-Dec-08 13:57:15

grin ChablisorSancerre xpost! i'm 28wks too

wideratthehips Mon 15-Dec-08 13:57:54

love your name...i'd like a bucket of either please!

ChablisorSancerre Mon 15-Dec-08 14:00:59

Wideratthehips reason for name is that I'd like a bucket of either too! 3 months to go!!Oh well will carry on sleeping as I am until it gets uncomfortable....

TheProvincialLady Mon 15-Dec-08 14:15:20

No it is not causing a problem to sleep on your back. You will find that it becomes really uncomfortable later on and you can become breathless...which as I said, is surely nature's way of telling you not to do something!

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