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November 23rd, 2009, 08:23 AM
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I'm still falling asleep on my back or on my belly...I usually turn to my left side before I hit that deep sleep period, but I can't get relaxed unless I sleep on my back or stomach.

Since I still haven't felt this little bugger kick (or even flutter--grr!!!), I figure it's still okay, right? A lot of you ladies are saying how if you lay on your belly, the baby kicks you...but if my little girl doesn't like it, she's not letting her mother know, so I still do it.

I will be 21 weeks tomorrow---should I really try and stop? I mean, what if she really is getting squished and since she won't kick me, I have no idea? But what if I should savor these last weeks of stomach sleeping (again only for like 15 mins. until I fall asleep and turn over) b/c eventually it will be impossible to sleep on my stomach?


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November 23rd, 2009, 08:30 AM
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It will become uncomfortable to sleep on your stomach or back. Until then, you're fine.
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November 23rd, 2009, 08:35 AM
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I've never really understood why they say not to sleep on your stomach, but my pregnancy book said to make sure to stop sleeping on your back at 16 weeks and on. I've been trying really hard to stay on my side but i still sometimes wake up on my back.
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November 23rd, 2009, 09:30 AM
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I agree with Max N Meghan's mom. You'll get uncomfortable to be on your stomach for any amount of time. I didn't feel that way because of baby, but because of my large uterus that felt like a bowling ball. If you're still comfy, go for it.
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November 23rd, 2009, 10:15 AM
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Yea my book says to not sleep on your back after 16 weeks because it limits blood flow (oxygen) to baby.


Not sure about your belly though-I still lay on mine and its still comfy!
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November 23rd, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Well we'll respond here anyway lol. As long as its comfortable for you, sleep away on your stomach. You might have an anterior placenta which means that it might be another week or so before you can feel her kick. The next time you have an appt, just ask your doc about the position of your placenta and various questions to see why you cant feel her kick although I know she's in there kicking away.

Sometimes I cant help but sleep on my back b/c its more comfortable than on my side.
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November 23rd, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Honestly, sleep however you are comfortable. At so point you physically won't be able to sleep on you belly or back. So enjoy this time while you have it.
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November 23rd, 2009, 05:26 PM
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I think as long as your comfortable it's fine. I am so jealous that you can still do that
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November 23rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
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You can sleep on your stomach as long as it's still comfy for you.
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November 23rd, 2009, 07:48 PM
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I have a pretty big belly bump and I can still sleep on my belly to a certain degree. I just use a body pillow and put my leg on it so my stomach isn't completely smushed. Still really comfy.. I know it's going to end soon so I'm enjoying it while I can. Last time I couldn't sleep comfortably from 15 wks on so I'm loving the fact that it's comfortable longer
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