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Sleep issues: interrupted sleep and sleeping on my stomach...

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2 years ago
I just entered the 11th week, and sleeping on my stomach doesn't feel uncomfortable yet - well, if it did I wouldn't even be asking... :o) But is it safe for the baby? My natural sleep position is on my stomach, and I find it really hard to stay on my side for extended periods of time. I've also been sleeping like crap all this 1st trimester, I wake up in the middle of the night at least once every night and then I cannot fall asleep again for a long time. Going to bed later in the night kind of helps, but it's not compatible with my job. Any advice?

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2 years ago
As long as it's comfortable for you, it's safe. Once your belly grows more and sticks out more it will become uncomfortable and you'll have to sleep on your side. But for now, it's fine. With each of my pregnancies I slept on my stomach for as long as possible because that's also the most comfortable position for me. I'm 32 weeks and can sometimes lay between my belly and my side without squishing my baby. Cuddling a body pillow also helps.
2 years ago
Thank you because I needed that information also.
2 years ago
Same here, 38 weeks and would kill to sleep on my stomach 4 just 1 night haha. I didnt REALLY pop out til about 16-20 weeks and I slept on my stomach until then. And same as v i sleep half on my side half on my stomach but cuddled up wit a pillow. Its the closest you can get through out your pregnancy.
2 years ago
Same here, 38 weeks and would kill to sleep on my stomach 4 just 1 night haha. I didnt REALLY pop out til about 16-20 weeks and I slept on my stomach until then. And same as v i sleep half on my side half on my stomach but cuddled up wit a pillow. Its the closest you can get through out your pregnancy.

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