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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.

 

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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!

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

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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

Here‘s why Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) hurts so much

Here's why Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) hurts so much‘Girdle’ might be hands-down, one of the most unattractive words in the English language. It brings to mind images of older, heftier ladies, well past their prime, attempting to reign in the years through manipulative garments. However, every woman has what is called a pelvic girdle, which is a collection of bones that support the pelvic organs. Unfortunately, for many women during pregnancy, girdles become no laughing matter, as nearly three-quarters of women experience pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy.... 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

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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

 

Back pain in pregnancy

Back pain in pregnancy
Being pregnant can be hard and we know from personal experience that having back pain while pregnant is extremely hard! Having children can be wonderful but the whole cloud nine experience doesn't last long when you find yourself struggling with pain 24/7 whether you’re walking, sitting, standing or sleeping. Sounds familiar?... Read more