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My doc told me I could sleep on my stomach until it became uncomfortable. The babies are remarkably cushioned in there! If it makes you worry or hurt, then I would stop. But if it is the only way you can sleep - I say do it until you can't.
I remember reading in What to Expect When You're Expecting that it's best not to lie on your belly after 16 weeks, since this could cause a decrease in the amount of oxygen that gets to your baby (something about the baby's cord being compressed, or maybe your abdominal artery being compressed), but unlike Laura, I never got any advice from my doctor/midwife, so I just listened to the book. If you're not uncomfortable yet, then I wouldn't think it'd be a problem.
I'd keep doing it until you feel uncomfortable. I could lay on my stomach for short periods of time up until about 34 weeks! I couldn't sleep like that, but I could play with Kaija or read in bed. It was a little uncomfortable but not terrible. There's SO much cushion in there I wouldn't worry about baby at all.
This worried me too and I am a big time stomach sleeper. My doctor reassured me- more times than one-that it was fine to sleep on my stomach as long as I was comfortable and that I would not hurt baby. I didn't show until late so I seriously think I stopped around 25 weeks!!!!
Thank you MeganPixel for surprising me with this super cute siggy-you rock!