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I’m so happy to see that this question has been asked , because I have been reading books and going online reading(which is probably my problem) it says that laying on my back and stomach is bad for the baby. Well, with me having a miss carriage 2 years ago, I am very paranoid and nervous about this pregnancy. This will be my husband and I first child and I really this pregnancy to be successful. So when I read that this was bad for the baby, I started panicking because I sleep on my back. I try so hard to sleep on my sides, but when your body falls asleep ,u have no control of your movement. I wake up to use the bathroom about 4 times a night and I realize I was sleeping on my back. When I get back in bed, of course I got right to my side, but again wind up on my back.

I am also hearing a noise in my ear that sounds like a heart beat. It’s very annoying. Is anyone else experiencing this? Also, I have been having orgasms in my sleep. This has happened many times. The last one was so strong it woke me up.
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replied March 1st, 2008
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replied March 1st, 2008
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that doesn't mean you can't answer her...

I'm almost 33wks pregnant, and I still find myself waking up on my back when I go to pee. like jillian said, she went the entire pregnancy on her back and her baby is just fine. But if you are really paranoid about it, get a body pillow (or just lots of pillows) and prop them against your back while on your side (preferably your left). That's what I do, and it usually helps for awhile.

As for the heartbeat in your ear, you are gaining blood volume. I had it as well, especially when I was cleaning and my heart rate went up. Sounds completely normal to me.

As for the orgasm thing, I'll switch you if you don't want it! If your dreams are very vivid, your body can take affect to them, and that's what it sounds like. Most women get 'sex dreams' while pregnant (I know I do) so it would make sense that your body is just reacting to them. Again, if you are scared about it or it seems too strange, you always have your doctor.

I wish you a happy healthy 6 more months! (remember pregnancy is 10 months! 40 divided by 4 isn't 9!)
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replied March 1st, 2008
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I split this because it was in fact two years old...


Lilly Ivy wrote:
remember pregnancy is 10 months! 40 divided by 4 isn't 9!


Lily, It depends on how you look at it. The only month that has exactly 4 weeks is February. The rest of them have more than 28 days, so there is more than 4 weeks in most months. All in how you look at it I guess
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replied March 3rd, 2008
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that heart beat sound in your ear when your on your side is actually your pulse.
i get it ALLLLLLLL the time and GOD! its soo annoying lol i have no idea how to stop it except for moving my head to find a posision till it doesnt hurt.

oh btw. ive never been told not to lay on my back when sleeping Shocked but because my backs quite sore i lay on my sides anyway. but i toss and turn all night so even if i fall asleep on my back within 5-10 mins al be on my side
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