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November 26th, 2010, 04:11 AM
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I'm 14 weeks and I know I posted this last time, but I don't feel like digging my old thread up.

When should I stop sleeping on my stomach, or when did you stop?

I can still sleep okay but I've been noticing when I wake up, my belly hurts..like menstural cramp type feeling.

My hips really hurt and laying on my stomach helps with that, but I need to know if you were me, if you would stop.

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November 26th, 2010, 06:05 AM
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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.

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November 26th, 2010, 07:11 AM
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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.

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November 26th, 2010, 12:21 PM
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You can lie on your belly as long as it is comfortable. You shouldn't lie on your back once you hit the 3rd trimester as it can compress the supply to the baby.

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November 26th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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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.
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November 27th, 2010, 07:38 PM
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I agree with the others. I slept on my stomach until I wasn't comfortable anymore. For me though, that happened right around 16 weeks with both. Good luck for a good night's rest as often as possible.
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November 28th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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I agree with the others!

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November 30th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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I agree with everyone else. I could sleep on my tummy until I started to get that hard bump, then I only could do for short periods of time.
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December 12th, 2010, 04:56 AM
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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!!!!

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