Can you sleep on your back while being pregnant??

Right now I'm at the stage where I cannot lay on my left side nor my right side too long. It feels like my muscles tense up and they will not relax; but when I lay on my back the tension releases. Can pregnant women lay on their back??

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    09/15/14
    well not that I know of ...u can place a pillow behind u so u can relax and not be completely on ur back ...it helps ur baby breath cuz he can press on a nerve on ur back and it slows down his air
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      09/15/14
      Laying on your back is a bad idea because the weight of the baby compresses major blood vessels. Do you have extra pillows? I would have a pillow under my stomach, a pillow between my legs ad a pillow between my ankles. Or prop myself up in a half-sitting position.
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      09/15/14
      LOL It took me three pregnancies to figure out how I could sleep once I got big. I know how you feel.
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        09/15/14
        ask ur obgyn for advice
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        About Sharonda Medford
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        Hello! Im a first mom to be, I'm a expecting a baby boy in November who I call Austen Derrand.