I'm 37 weeks pregnant & I am getting so horribly uncomfortable to sleep at night what can I do??
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Jodi - posted on 07/25/2012
In addition to what the other ladies have suggested, I found I needed a pillow between my legs, and padding under my belly to be able to sleep - it took away the pain I felt. I had one of those triangle pillows (I can't remember the correct name??), and it helped a lot.
Audrey - posted on 07/25/2012
you are fine to bath, even if you have lost you're mucous plug. If your membranes are still intact. I m a labor and delivery nurse.you can also take melatonin to help you sleep at night. It's an over the counter supplement that helps encourage sleep and is safe during pregnancy. Ask you're doctor.
Michelle - posted on 07/25/2012
One of my good friends found the only way she could get comfortable at night was to lie on her tummy on a beanbag. She was pregnant with twins and for the last couple of months it was the only way she could sleep.
I found having a pillow between my knees and under my belly while lying on my side was the most comfortable.
Good luck, only a few more weeks to go.
Lauraene - posted on 09/03/2012
You can try spraying Lavender on your pillow it relaxes you. Don't watch any TV for atleast an hour before you go to bed. Read some poetry or a book of verse and drink a warm cup of tea.
Or be naughty and have a glass of milk with some Oreo's
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Debi - posted on 09/03/2012
Listen to a hypnosis cd download specifically for sleep or better yet, go see a HypnoTherapist and learn self hypnosis. It is great for when the baby comes and you have short time frames to get sleep while your baby naps! Fantastic for birthing too!
Andrea - posted on 09/03/2012
In my last pregnancy I couldn't sleep at all towards the end and my doctor actually prescribed me sleeping pills to get me through the last 2 weeks before I delivered. You should let your doctor know and see if that would help you out. Good luck!
Tracie - posted on 09/02/2012
Pillows are your new best friends. Arrange them however you need til you feel comfortable. It was my hubby's job to help arrange my pillows every night until I was comfortable. At the end of my second pregnancy, I had to sleep sitting up. It was the only way!
Hang on, sister, you're almost there! Best of luck to you and your precious baby!!
pillow between knees and thighs and under the belly. I could only sleep on my left side...(which is best for circulation for mommy AND baby). Nothing else would help. You are ready to deliver soon, girl...get ready! Your baby is over 7 lbs, so she is wall-to-wall baby now! Just enjoy this time of discomfort with baby in you...play with her. You cannot get this time back. You can always find time to rest with a newby, just sleep when she sleeps. But enjoy this pregnancy to the fullest - even the tight discomfort, it will all be over soon and then you will miss it...like i do. I loved having her in me especially the last month! She was so active and the unknown was so fascinating, it is a bond no man can ever understand. But as much support as you can for the tummy, side, between the legs and of course your back! Good luck! My daughter was born last sept. She is almost a year already! But she weighed in at 7.5 lbs!! Good size baby! Best of luck to you, Lupe! :)
Shanna - posted on 08/27/2012
I don't know if anyone has said this already but the only thing that helped me sleep was to put a big pillow between my knees and thighs. I always laid on my stomach before I was pregnant so it was very hard to get used to sleeping on my side but the pillow really helped!
Danielle - posted on 08/26/2012
My biggest problem was heartburn at night. I ended up sleeping pretty much sleeping sitting up towards the end, with about three pillows behind me and one between my legs. I worked on my feet for about 7 hours a day up until the week of my due date and walked a mile on top of that everyday, so all that exercise really helped also. Although you shouldn't over do it if your body isn't used to a certain level of exercise. Good luck!
Tora - posted on 08/23/2012
I have a slipped disk and i was sick throughout my entire pregnancy all day everyday. What I can say if your working and you have another support system take an early leave, focus on home things like cleaning up and fixing stuff for the baby. With what I went through sleep was the only part of the day/night that i enjoyed only getting two hours here or there at a time. I experienced frequent urination say 20 plus times a day/night. I find that sitting in tub of warm/hot water is a good start to being able to relax enought to sleep. Candles (lavender, chocolate, chamomile.) help. Also use your mind. =) I liked to daydream about where I liked to be what I was doing . Pretty much my own fantasy land while I was house riddn and temp hospitalized =) after a while the mental vizualizations relax you enough to at least get a nap
Crystal - posted on 08/20/2012
Yoga! helps losen all those stiff spots. Also help your relax your mind and get baby ready to come out :) Memory foam pads worked wonders for me. I bought one from costco and returned it after I had my daughter. They have a great money back return policy!
Rita - posted on 08/20/2012
Sleep whenever you can. Right now is a very hard time to get comfortable. Perhaps buy some sleepy time tea (if you like tea) its' not going to harm the fetus and see if this helps. Again though, sleep whenever you can! Soon that little one will be coming along and you will be awake every 3-4hrs, but such a joy to wake up to. Good luck Mom
Christie - posted on 08/20/2012
U can't go swimming it take baths after you loose your mucus plug because there is a chance of you getting a bacteria infection and could go to the baby. Hand in there its almost over and so worth everything we moms go thru to have our angels.
Julie - posted on 08/20/2012
Good luck! I'm almost 38 weeks and I do not look forward to trying to sleep at night! I sleep when and where I can get a chance! Like most of the other ladies I use a body pillow between the legs and under the belly to help with the discomfort. At this point there just isn't much that helps, thus the countdown to giving birth!
Bonnie - posted on 07/28/2012
Lots of pillows for support and comfort, warm drink of milk before sleeping, small snack, sometimes I would sleep sitting up in my rocking chair with a pillow under my legs. Just nap whenever and wherever you can, even during the day. Hopefully you aren't having to drive. Definately some chamomile or rasperry leaf tea. Warm baths. Back rubs.
Alexandra - posted on 07/27/2012
I would not take benadryl. As you know, it makes you feel woosy and I would not want to take any chances. Only three weeks, or less, to go!
What I always did was keep active all day, so that I would be tired at night.
I would not take baths, only showers.
I always used a lot of pillows to support the body, along with a good support bra at night.
This is my opinion only, other moms think differently.
Congratulations and good luck.
Louise - posted on 07/27/2012
Pillows, when I was pregnant I think I sleped with like 5 pillows, lol. but I also slept any place I wanted the couch was the best the bed was just to unconfortable, I think the heat doesn't help even with the ac summer babies are dificult, but be happy you only have a couple week left and the baby is healthy, after baby is born try to sleep as much as you can while baby is sleeping.
Andrea - posted on 07/27/2012
Awww your so close now infact I had my first baby at 37+3 but my waters broke 24 hours before I had him and they said they needed me in for monitoring so I spent a day in hospital linked up to the monitors before being sent home, they usually say once your waters have gone that then there is the chance of infection as waters can get out and infections can get in so and they'll usually induce you after 72 hours if no labour has started by this point, that's the only time I know you need to be checked incase and usually your temp and bp would rise if there was infection best to check with your midwife as to the things you should or shouldn't do, your plug does gradually come away in bits too and can go on for weeks or in one go usually followed by your waters going, sleep wise I had restless legs which drove me mad and I bought an a shaped pillow to raise them up which helped and had plenty of gaviscon for the heartburn at night, also maybe sleeping upright on pillows can help too, good luck and hope all goes smoothly hon! Soooo exciting! :)
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