As the last trimester progresses, shortness of breath and heartburn is very common.
Propping one or two pillows under the head will help. Some will resort to placing books under the foot of the bed to elevate that side. This helps to keep the acid from moving up to the esophagus.
Don’t worry about your baby being in danger or uncomfortable.
Your baby will let you know by moving or kicking you. You will feel dizzy and uncomfortable, though, before your fetus begins to dislike your position.
Don’t make yourself stay up trying to sleep on your left side.
Pregnant women also tend to suffer from insomnia so sleep should be the #1 priority.
Even after the baby is born, you will not be able to sleep on your chest right away.
Specially if you have a c-section or are nursing, it will take weeks before you can go back to your favourite spot. You won’t care though, because it will all be worth it.
If you roll over to your right, keep your eyes closed and roll back to the left.
Don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep and also try to squeeze in one or two naps during the day. You will need to be ready for the feedings and diaper changes in the middle of the night.