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
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.
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?
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!