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.

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!

If you have Pelvic Girdle Pain we'd like to help you sleep!

The Snoozle maternity slide sheet can help you sleep
Sleeping when you are pregnant is a difficult task for most women. Your body has changed and you now have to situate your stomach which is the size of a beach ball while trying to find a comfortable position. But, yet, if you suffer with pelvic girdle pain, then you have even more reasons to hate getting in and out of bed. Getting sleep when pregnant is not an easy thing to do and it only gets harder once the baby arrives. This means you want to do your best to get a good night’s sleep while you can... Learn 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!

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

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 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

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

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