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Sleeping on tummy during pregnancy

(29 Posts)
AnnaInManchester Sat 07-May-05 23:40:26

Hello.....can sleeping on your tummy during the first few weeks of pregnancy harm the baby?

AngelCakeUmm Sat 07-May-05 23:42:58

I have been sleeping on my tummy and i was wondering this too i think the answer is no but am interested to see

How far are you anna?

hunkermunker Sat 07-May-05 23:52:36

I slept on my tummy until it was really too uncomfortable (I was about 13 weeks). Was most disappointed to discover that engorged boobs and strange hollow-feeling tummy meant that sleeping on my front in the week after DS was born was impossible! I'd been looking forward to it

But I perservered and have slept on my front again since

NannyJo Sat 07-May-05 23:54:32

i was told if you can sleep on your tummy comfortably then do it. if your still comfy to do it then your not big enough for it to be unsafe

lilsmum Sat 07-May-05 23:56:14

i loved sleeping on my tummy before pg, then didnt (thought it wasnt safe) and even now with dd being 15mth i still cant...for some weird reason! i miss it lol

QueenEagle Sat 07-May-05 23:57:42

This is my favourite sleeping position and did it til prob about 15-16 weeks preg. Back to it once my boobs had settled with b/f!!

SPARKLER1 Sat 07-May-05 23:58:26

I found sleeping on my tummy really uncomfortable whilst pregnant - baby used to kick the hell out of me. Not sure about the doing you any harm bit though. I wouldn't have thought so.
Now I'm not pregnant I do find it very enjoyable to sleep that way - guess it's because I couldn't do it for all that time.

AnnaInManchester Sun 08-May-05 00:19:32

Its too early to see if im preg or not. will have to wait another week, but if I am (and I feel like I am!!!) I dont want to hurt the potential baby.

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 00:20:16

Anna, if you are pregnant (fingers crossed!), your baby's still well down in your pelvis so sleeping on your tummy won't hurt it.

AnnaInManchester Sun 08-May-05 00:20:36

but wouldnt it squash the foetus?

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 00:20:57

Didn't squash DS!

AnnaInManchester Sun 08-May-05 00:21:50

Thanx hunkermunker!!! Have been avoiding sleeping on my tummy for the past week or so and had some terrible nights!!! I might have a nice nights sleep tonight now!

QueenEagle Sun 08-May-05 00:22:44

No it won't harm the foetus in any way - go ahead if you are comfortable sleeping like that!

hunkermunker - at least sleeping on my front it hides my elephant testicles!

AnnaInManchester Sun 08-May-05 00:23:09

I really want a baby and if I might even be preg, I dont wanna do anything to harm it! I will let you all know if I come on my period or not around the 13th!

AnnaInManchester Sun 08-May-05 00:23:10

I really want a baby and if I might even be preg, I dont wanna do anything to harm it! I will let you all know if I come on my period or not around the 13th!

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 00:23:20

I know what you mean - I remember having my appendix out and wondering if I'd split my stitches if I slept on my tummy! Did it though (after about five days!) - am a hardened tummy sleeper, even though I know it's probably bad for my back - lol! It's SO comfy! Going to do it now, in fact

Hope you sleep well tonight

NannyJo Sun 08-May-05 00:23:30

QE, concerned about these elephant testicles?? Explain

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 00:23:59

QE, I couldn't think what you meant for a moment then!

Then I remembered... Yes, mine too! PMSL!

AnnaInManchester Sun 08-May-05 00:24:07

Queens - u have testicles? are u a man? lol

NannyJo Sun 08-May-05 00:24:48

QE please explain. Me confused

NannyJo Sun 08-May-05 00:25:40

think i might of got it, is it your bazookas??

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 00:25:57

Nope - will let QE explain though

AnnaInManchester Sun 08-May-05 00:26:01

Lol NannyJo, are we in the land of the loonies?

AnnaInManchester Sun 08-May-05 00:26:35

are bazooka's boobies NannyJo?

NannyJo Sun 08-May-05 00:27:36

yep. also known as elephants testicles too!! am pmsl lots at the mo.

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