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Whats the best way to sleep?

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5 years ago
I am 17wks today :) this is my first child, and im having a hard time sleeping already. I usually sleep on my stomache, or back. I have read that its best to sleep on your left side..I find this to be very uncomforable but i keep trying every night. Is it ok to sleep on my right side? Or even on my stomache still, my belly is that big just yet and when i try to sleep on my stomache im still on my side a little too, not flat on my belly. Ive tried a regular body pillow, it doesnt help.. Help!

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5 years ago
It is ok to sleep on your right side the left is just better. I sleep on my stomach still and I'm 12 weeks. When it hurts to sleep on your stomach that's when you should stop. Good luck.
5 years ago
I am 7 months pregnant and hon I am telling if you are already having problems sleeping it only gets worse.Your best best is getting use to sleep with that body pillow on either side. I breath better on my left side. I will keep you in prayer but just think you'll have a beautiful baby after all that sacrificed sleep...
5 years ago
You may need to try a different body pillow or a wedge pillow to help support you.  They have these body pillows that go sort of around your whole body - tummy, then down through the legs and up the back.  Those are supposed to cradle you more and help you sleep better. 
5 years ago
Sleeping on your side is the best for the blood flow to reach the baby. I completely understand your situation. I've always been a stomach and back sleeper as well. I'm 21 weeks now so getting comfortable when falling asleep is a pain in the butt. I usually just put a pillow against my back and one under my stomach so that i can lay more at an angle rather than just flat on my side. It's fairly comfortable. I've also learned that if I just can't sleep on the bed at all I will take my blankets and go lay on the couch. Built in back pillow! =) Good luck. Just sleep the way that makes you comfortable.

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