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So I know there is a certain point when you're not supposed to lay on your back for any length of time...what week is it, lol? I'm normally a side sleeper but the past few days I've been waking up on my back and freaking out that I'm going to continue it as I go through the pregnancy. I have to break the habit now!
I think it's around 14 weeks. That's more for laying on the floor for exercise, though. Double up your head pillows at night and you're fine. I slept on my sides and back all through my last pregnancy when I couldn't sleep on my stomach anymore.
I aam a back sleeper normally, so this is always hard for me. I wake on my back all the time out of habit. However, once the baby gets big enough, I really can't breathe, and I start to elevate myself or sleep on my side.
I've heard different studies and reports about this. Some people say to do nothing but side sleep, and others say to sleep how you feel comfortable. The "danger" in back sleeping is that you'd cut off circulation, but honestly, if you are cutting off an artery or something, your body will move itself for you.
I slept comfortable on my back till the day I delivered DD. I had tried the side sleeping only, and started to get bedsores from not changing positions. So I started doing what was comfortable. I didn't have digestive or dizziness problems when I added the position back. You'll move if you aren't comfortable, don't worry.
Last pregnancy I stopped when it got uncomfortable and breathing became a struggle. Probably about middle of 2nd trimester. Last night I woke up on my tummy twice and I got a bit freaked out I was squashing the baby!!! I guess its so cushioned and low still it would have been fine but still feel weird laying on my belly.