Sleep exhaustion tips, just days away from due date?

Erika - posted on 10/08/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am 3 days away from my baby's due date and the past few nights I have gotten barely any sleep. I just can't get comfortable in any position. I have tried a pillow in between my legs, it used to help but now just annoys me when it gets in the way because I am constantly changing positions. I have even tried proping my back against my boyfriend and or pillows but nothing works. And once I fall asleep finally after hours of moving around and then wake up to change positions yet again, my baby girl starts kicking my ribs and flipping over.

I feel like a zombie with having only 8 or so hours of sleep within 3 days. And I really don't want to be overly exhausted for the birth. I need my strength especially since I am doing a natural water birth.

Someone please help by suggesting things that worked for you or others.

I deeply appreciate it and am very greatful for any ideas!


Ariana - posted on 10/08/2012




Do you have a rocking chair you can lean back into to sleep? Or a couch you can sleep on? Try sleeping on the ground (won't work for everyone but you never know). Can you fall asleep in the car with someone driving it? Do you sleep on your side? Prop your belly on a pillow? You might just have to force yourself to stay still even if you're uncomfortable (but not in serious pain or anything).

Good luck! Even without sleep you'll make it through the birthing, get some protein bars.

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