Jennifer - posted on 08/27/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Ok, EVERYTHING I read and EVERYONE I talk to keeps stressing that laying on your left side is the best way to lay while pregnant. It gives the baby better oxygen and circulation. I keep meaning to bring this up at appointments and ask my OB, but I always forget. For some reason I always remember about an hour AFTER his office hours and it isn't something I feel right having him paged for!
Lately at night I CANNOT get comfortable on my left side, but when I lay on my right side, I'm out like a light (granted only for like 2 hours before I'm up to pee, but still). I make it a point to lay / lean to left side while I watch TV, or lay down to rest during the day, and I do always try to get to sleep on my left side, it just doesn't work, I can't get comfortable enough to doze off.
How bad is this for my little one?? It does stress me a bit to think that my stupid self can't get comfy enough to fall asleep and I just need to suck it up and try harder (like one can accomplish this while pregnant!) to get comfortable on left side. I've tried with and without pillows ... and I just can't do it. Am I the only one feeling this way? And honestly, how bad is this for my little one?? I don't want to deprive them of good oxygen and circulation while I sleep!!