Pregnancy Weekly tells me today that I should not be sleeping on my belly or back…gee, really?! All these months I’ve been suspended in mid air, sleeping on my baby and wondering why I’m so uncomfortable (just joking!:)
It is a fact though that learning how to attain optimal comfort and rest where my ample belly is concerned takes a lot of thought and pillows! I have 3 small pillows that follow me to bed now; one to support my back (since I follow the rules and sleep on my side;), another underneath my belly and a third between my legs which supposedly helps the flow of nutrition to the placenta. Interesting! Micah will be full of health!
What will happen if I sleep on my back? Well, theories vary. Some say baby will almost immediately lose blood flow, others say it is just me that will lose blood flow and circulation, while further speculation is that those who sleep on their backs while pregnant bare strange, extra-terrestrial species. This one obviously scares me the most so I will not sleep on my back again until Micah is born safe, sound and fully human! But since this position does tend to be my favorite, I can’t wait to enjoy it again!
Oh the sacrifices we mother’s make!!;)