Turning in bed

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SoniaNoemi138's picture
Joined: 01/24/11
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Turning in bed

Hello ladies!

I seem to be having issues with sleep and being uncomfortable. I always slept on my side so this is all new. I get so much pain I have to switch sides. Anyway, any pointers on how to do it? I know we have to do it slowly but I get a real bad cramp/pain when I switch to my left side. Weird. Any suggestions???

lamonsgrl's picture
Joined: 09/18/04
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I have a body pillow that helps alot. I use it in between my legs and curl up with it. Motherhood sells a maternity body pillow that I have heard good things about. Turning slowly will help with the round ligament pain. Hope you can find a more comforable position.

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Joined: 10/25/06
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I find that I have to sit up before I can roll over. My back has been really hurting lately as well. Even with support pillows. I simply can't find the right combo of pillows that will support me AND allow DH to still sleep in the same bed as me. :roll:

I see the chiro this morning and hope that he can help me for at least a couple of days. *sigh*

ekcanada's picture
Joined: 05/06/09
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Welcome to late second trimester girl! The only way I have learned to solve the aches and pains assoicated with pregnancy is delivery LOL!

Just joking, try experimenting with pillow configuration and propping yourself up.

It sounds like your SI joints acting up. The cartiledge holding the bones together relaxes during pregnancy. Since everyone has minor misalignments naturally, they are typically exasterbated in pregnancy. Sometime people see a chriopractor (not me Lol or try yoga and massage (me :)).

If you strengthen you adominal muscles (not by doing sit-ups though - which is why yoga is useful) you can typically eleviate the pain!

Sometimes a support belt may help but not necessarily while sleeping.

Wait until you get leg cramps, heart burn, pubic pain and all the other pains!

Hope you feel better!

mandi04's picture
Joined: 08/10/03
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I use a body pillow too, though the past week my tossing and turning has definitely increased.

nori_garsi's picture
Joined: 10/31/06
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I have to to turn over very slowly because of my vertigo but I do have a snoogle which has helped immensely with sleeping on my side all night. I'm starting to get restless leg and some hip pain especially at night, but the pillow helps a lot.

cmoriarty's picture
Joined: 08/16/07
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It probably sounds weird, but I roll over in bed face down (arching my back up, I guess, and the belly goes under) versus trying to roll the belly over the top. I figured that out while pregnant with DD2 and it helped the pain so much. It does become a production because I sleep with a body pillow, too, but that comes over the top after I've gotten into position.

katielee83's picture
Joined: 11/13/08
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I had a body pillow, but I got SO HOT with it. Instead I found a sleeping wedge (it's by Boppy) It has really helped my back and hip pain a lot. Rolling over is still a pain though. I feel like I wake up every time I have to adjust my sleeping position overnight.

SoniaNoemi138's picture
Joined: 01/24/11
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"ekcanada" wrote:

Wait until you get leg cramps, heart burn, pubic pain and all the other pains!

Hope you feel better!

Oh wow, more goodies to look forward to. This pregnancy has been though for me, though I don't want to sound like a cry baby. Ideally I would not have gotten pregnant at 240 pounds... but... here I am...

I am starting to get heartburn too but not leg or pubic pain. Here's hoping I don't get them (yeah right!)

Thanks for the info tho.

SoniaNoemi138's picture
Joined: 01/24/11
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I bought a maternity pillow in the first trimester, gave it a try once and again in the second trimester. I cannot sleep with that thing at all! It's so uncomfortable to turn in that thing. I may invest in a wedge, I did see them at BRU. Hopefully I'll figure something out. I do have to sit up to turn also. Sometimes I get concerned that I may be hurting the baby? Which I know is irrational because she is so well protected in there.

Thanks for all the information ladies. I'll have to figure out something to do.

cherylfhorn's picture
Joined: 08/24/08
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Oh I've already got the heartburn, pubic pain, and the leg cramps started this week....my belly is tiny and I can't get comfortable, I can't even imagine what you guys are going thru with big bellies.

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Joined: 01/10/11
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"cmoriarty" wrote:

It probably sounds weird, but I roll over in bed face down (arching my back up, I guess, and the belly goes under) versus trying to roll the belly over the top. I figured that out while pregnant with DD2 and it helped the pain so much. It does become a production because I sleep with a body pillow, too, but that comes over the top after I've gotten into position.

i found rolling this way helps me immensely too! Holy RLP pain otherwise! in another month or two im not so sure how that will work though LOL