Getting used to sleeping in pregnancy, on your side, is one of the challenges of being pregnant. I hear from my pregnant students all the time, “My hips hurt from sleeping on my side.” My arm goes numb at night when I’m sleeping.” My sciatica just gets worse and I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.” “Getting enough sleep is one of the hardest parts of being pregnant!”
If you’re in your 2nd or 3rd trimester of your pregnancy, it’s a good time to invest in: The Snoozer Full Body Pillow . Place your bottom arm under and behind your body. Let your belly rest on the pillow, and place your top knee on the pillow. Move the bottom leg back so the pillow isn’t between the legs but is supporting the top leg only. Then roll forward as though you were almost rollingon to your belly. This is called the Side-relaxation position. Lying on either side is okay. Lying on the left side will allow the best circulation, but both sides are safe and hopefully a lot more comfortable. When I show my students how to lie like this, they always look surprised . They didn’t know sleeping in pregnancy could be so comfy!
Waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Can’t get back to sleep? I used to joke that I was going to take my pillow and blanket and just camp out on the toilet so I could get more uninterrupted sleeping in pregnancy.
My midwife also suggested I use Rescue Remedy (20ml vial) during my labor and it really helped. I just dropped 4-8 drops in a glass of water and sipped throughout my labor. It helped me relax and enjoy my labor. But mostly it will help you enjoy some good sleeping in pregnancy….Nighty night!
When baby arrives, and being pregnant is just a faint memory, you can use the pillow to prop your baby on his side,tummy to tummy with you, while breastfeeding in the middle of the night.
Sweet dreams for the both of you!
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