The Snoozle slide sheet blog - Tips for sleeping with pain

My Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) in pregnancy was mistaken for Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

My Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) in pregnancy was mistaken for Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

A couple of days ago was the World awareness day for Ankylosing Spondylitis so I thought I'd write my story and why I started the Snoozle slide sheet business.

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!

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