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Best Sleep Positions for Pregnant Women

Best sleeping position for pregnancy
If you think that you have trouble sleeping at night, just wait until you've got a blossoming baby bump to maneuver during the night. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “tossing and turning!” So, how do you get a restful night’s sleep, when your belly feels like a squirmy watermelon and you have pelvic girdle pain? Try these positions to improve your sleep... Read more!

4 Techniques for Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) Relief

PGP in pregnancy makes you crazy.
If you are suffering from PGP, you might feel a bit like jumping off a cliff and the sooner the better. You have yet to figure out how to sleep when pregnant. Those shooting pains in your rear and the burning or knife point pain in your hips and back are now the bane of your existence. I'm sure you didn't seek us out so that we could remind you of every little ache and pain. Let's look at some of the best ways to soothe your aching body and soul... Read more!

3 annoying pregnancy sleep problems

Pregnancy sleep problems

Did you know that when you are pregnant, you might get very tired. I'm kidding! Of course you know. Growing a baby is hard work. You are supplying your baby with all the nutrients he or she needs in order to grow into a healthy little human being and that takes a lot of eating (woohoo!) and resting on your part. I get kind of exhausted just thinking about it. My youngest will be 4 in a few days and I'm still tired... Read more.

 

Sleeping with severe Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Pregnancy related PGPSince you‘re here, reading this blog post, I suppose you already know that pregnancy can be quite uncomfortable, especially in the third trimester. We all know that it's best to be as well rested as possible to care for your new born baby, but pregnancy symptoms can make resting extremely difficult. Many pregnant women get PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) during pregnancy. 
Amongst other things, the pain associated with PGP can make falling asleep a struggle. Pregnancy insomnia is definitely a thing, and it can make you frustrated beyond belief.... Read more!

Pelvic Girdle Pain Survival Essentials

Pregnancy PGP survivalYou can’t really understand the agony of Pelvic Girdle Pain until it hits you. Pregnancy is probably the worst time in one's life to suffer with it, because your body is already going through so many changes, and chances are you’re already trying to cope with other “joys” of pregnancy like morning sickness, itchy skin, the hormone rollercoaster etc. The problem is that some people really don't take Pelvic Girdle Pain (or PGP) seriously, so you have to seek information by yourself and try to figure out how best to deal with it. The good news is that you’re here and I can point out plenty of ways to treat ... Read more

Make sleeping while pregnant more comfortable

Tired in the third trimesterMany pregnant women find it very hard to sleep, especially in the later months, when you start getting much bigger and more weight is put on your back and hips. I should know it, this here is a picture of me when I was pregnant with my third little girl (nr. 2 is with me in the picture). I was severely sleep deprived, puffy and in a world of pain. I usually had crutches but they're not in the picture. I decided to share it with you, even if it's not the best picture of me. There are many things that can cause you to have trouble sleeping, including discomforts, aches, frequent urination, and heartburn... Read more

Do you recognize these 7 symptoms of Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)?

Pelvic Girdle Pain symptomsBefore we get to the symptoms, know this: Your body has to go through some pretty major changes in order to make room for your expected baby. Your bones, joints, and ligaments will have to adjust to help you push out your baby out. To help with this, your body produces a hormone (Relaxin) to allow your ligaments to connect to the bones of your pelvis, to relax and help you make room for your baby. This is supposed to be a good thing during delivery, but it can cause you pain during your pregnancy, called Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). Close to 50-70% of women will have some form of Pelvic Girdle Pain during their pregnancy... Read more