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Fibromyalgia and sleep problems - Tip, tricks and a little rant.

Fibromyalgia and sleep problems - Tip, tricks and a little rant.

I am one of the millions of people who have Fibromyalgia. I have it in combination with an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis, and so...

3 Tips to Overcome the Sleeping Challenges During Pregnancy

Tricks for better sleep when pregnant
Everyone tells you to get as much sleep as possible while pregnant because it will be difficult to get much sleep after the baby is born. But, even if you didn't have any trouble before you were pregnant, the pregnancy might interfere with good rest. It is common for pregnant women to experience insomnia and difficulties with getting a sound sleep. There are several reasons why you may experience sleeping problems. For example: frequent bathroom trips, leg cramps, anxiety and difficulty finding a comfortable position... Read more!

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!

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.

 

Important tip: Explain your Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) to people

Tell people about your PGPMost pregnant women who have suffered from PGP, which is quite common during pregnancy but varies in severity, have heard others dismiss their experience by saying that pain is “typical” and “to be expected” during pregnancy. Some of these people are well-meaning while others are not, but either way no one wants to be told that the pain is acceptable. It's almost weird to think about, but these types of comments are pretty common:

"It can't be that bad."... 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

How to sleep when pregnant

How to sleep when pregnantIf you’re pregnant, then you’re probably sick of hearing “you better get some sleep now, because you’re going to need it when that baby comes.” Almost every pregnant woman on earth has more than likely been told this mantra several times throughout the entire course of her pregnancy. But how can you sleep when towards the end of the pregnancy sleep becomes almost impossible due to pelvic girdle pain, breathlessness and a large baby in your belly making it difficult to turn from side-to-side?... Read more

 

Tips for coping with SPD during pregnancy

Tips for coping with PGP during pregnancy

SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) is a very common condition that women experience during pregnancy. Also referred to as PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain), it is a medical condition that causes women to experience pain mostly in their hips, back and pubic bone during pregnancy. This is actually a condition that is caused by Relaxin, a hormone that is released in order to loosen your pelvic ligaments to make room for your baby and help the baby move through the pelvis during birth... Read more

 

What is PGP in pregnancy and what can you do about it?

What is PGP in pregnancy?If you're walking like a penguin while pregnant, it's probably not because you're attention seeking but because you suffer from PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain). The reason for your pain is that your placenta is producing a hormone called Relaxin. To prepare your body for birth, Relaxin makes your body's soft tissue softer and more stretchable than normal... Read more