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Yesterday for the 1st time i had cramps when i tried to turn from left side to sleep on the right side..really uncomfortable. Do you all get backache as well?
Now in my 26th weeks...
Thanks Angelwendy, i wonder if it is the baby's position which cause the cramps..i think i better let my gynae know when i visit her next week.
Im at week 36 and its really uncomfortable when i try to turn fr side to side while sleeping. couple days ago, experienced this acute pain for few mins. but ok, nothing happened after that. few months ago, my friend told me that i'll experience difficulty in breathing at later stage. sigh. true enough - only when i lay on my back with no pillows. this whole sleeping thing is making me really uncomfortable and i went to search on the internet for some info and solutions. thought can share, here goes;
What's the best sleep position during pregnancy?
Although there's no real harm in sleeping on your right side, lying on your left side is actually good for you and your baby: It improves the flow of blood and nutrients to the placenta and it helps your kidneys efficiently eliminate waste products and fluids from your body. That, in turn, reduces swelling in your ankles, feet, and hands. If you train yourself to sleep on your left side early on, you'll have an easier time falling asleep when your belly is bulging later.
During the second half of pregnancy, avoid sleeping on your back, a position that puts the full weight of your uterus on your spine, back muscles, intestines, and the inferior vena cava (the vein that transports blood from your lower body to the heart). Back-sleeping can also put you at risk for backaches and hemorrhoids, inefficient digestion, and impaired breathing and circulation. Lying on your back in the second and third trimester can also cause changes in blood pressure. For some women, it can cause a drop in blood pressure that can make them feel dizzy; for others, it can cause an unwanted increase in blood pressure.
hope it helps.
no wonder i find more comfy sleeping on side
if i sleep on sides, my back will be very pain.have sleep side and back throughout the night..
i'm only 11weeks now.. i also read the same article pineappletart shared abv.. n i read in a book suggested that sleeping on the right side may have bad effects on baby too.. exactly what bad effects i can't rem thou.. all i rem sleeping on the left side is the best way.. so i started "training" myself sleeping on my left (i'm usually a back sleeper.. the corpse position i learnt in yoga is the more relax position n easiest way to fall asleep faster).. for about 2weeks now n i feel the tension builds up on my left side n can't really sleep on the left side anymore.. then have to turn to my right to fall asleep.. n i start to wonder how true it is to best sleeping on the left and how to continue sleeping on the left thru/out the remaining 6mths?
Im 38weeks. Been sleeping on left position from first trimester all the way till now. yea.. I do have numbness feeling on my left thigh too.. But one qnz Im gonna ask is... Does your tummy always lean to your right?? My husband asked me why isnt my tummy straight.. Always leaning to left side. Has it got to do with sleeping on my left side for almost 10mths??
hmm cos your baby inside leaning to the left side?
mine sometimes look shifted to the right sometimes left.. think depends on the baby's preference haha
Mine tummy lean to one side too depending on which side i sleep so i use a beanie booster to prop my tummy up..dont know if it is advisable.
Ivy Miao, how do you maintain the same left sleeping position all night? I always start lying on left side but always end up changing position coz either leg numb or cramp or backache.
anyway, my mom told me when she was expecting me, i was always on her left side causing the lop-sided look. so think your case also like hers...
speaking of giddiness, do yall sometimes wonder how the babies can tahan the upside down position? gynae said its normal. and for the past 3 scans, my girl has been in that position. hubby asked me wont baby get "nao cong xue". i assured him they're like fishes in tanks. but kept the worry to myself. *crazy*
Seems like I am not the only one. Hehe.. it makes me feel comforted.
I have always been a side sleeper and have no problems sleeping on the recommended 'best side', which is the left side. But, recently, (I'm on 39 weeks plus), at about 37weeks onwards, I do feel a lot of pain when sleeping on the side.
And turning from one side to the other also causes pain. Right now, the best way is just to sit and sleep.