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Spondys sleeping during pregnancy

TammyTTammy Posts: 84
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:21 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi folks,

Nope, not pregnant, just figuring things out in case I decide to try. So I was just reading on babycenter.com that you are not supposed to sleep on your back after 20 weeks. Well, I've ONLY been able to sleep on my back since about January 2007. I sleep on my back with a pillow under my upper legs and go the whole night like that. So, for you spondy chicks who were pregnant with spondy at some point in your lives, how did you sleep?




  • I don't have spondy, but I had a baby 6 weeks ago. My midwife said there was no actual proof that sleeping on your back is as dangerous as it is made to seem. She said I should sleep however I was most comfortable - I was stomach sleeper prior to being pregnant. I was unable to sleep laying on my left side (and stomach wasn't possible once my belly got big), so that only left my right side to sleep. She said to go ahead and sleep on my back if that's how I was comfortable.

    I definitely second the pillows. I got a body pillow that was my favorite purchase during pregnancy!

    Hope that helps!
  • My husband and I are talking about getting pregnant soon, but I'm curious on the effects of pregnancy on my spondy. I have had spondy for at least 10 years now and can sometimes cause me great pain. Will the weight of a pregnancy cause my spondy to progress to something worse? or cause me ALOT of pain? What about delivery? I've heard of some cases of women cracking their tailbones during delivery. That is how I go spondy, I cracked my tailbone twice in gymnastics. Should I consider c-section over regular child birth?
    Any advice would be great! Thanks
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