Quoting nursemaya (13weeks):" <blockquote><b>Quoting JiLLiAN.:</b>" i slept flat on my back a lot. baby will wake ... [snip!] ... How will a baby having decels because the uterus is compressing the vena cava gonna wake you up? That's just dumb to say"
i don't even know what that means. i never had issues sleeping however i wanted with either of my pregnancies. these are some things i've found on one site, first from a dr. the others just from pregnant ladies...
"Of course, when you're sleeping you can't control what position you're in. If you wake up on your back, it's probably because your body was telling you to shift your position.
"I am a back-sleeper, so I asked my OB about whether or not it was OK to sleep that way when I was about 20 weeks since I started to get uncomfortable on my side. He said it's fine, to sleep however you are comfortable. He said that if it's causing you or the baby distress while you're sleeping, your body will wake up and you'll change positions.
"My OB/GYN says the maxim that you "can't sleep on your back" during pregnancy is an old wives' tale. She says that you ought to sleep in whatever way is most comfortable for you, f
rom the first 'til the last month. If you're doing something constricting, your body will tell you, and you'll shift positions."
i've also read it on here a lot.