Most mothers nowadays know that pregnancy gives the woman its full share of pains, awkward movements and body aches of all kinds before they experience the joy of giving birth to a brand new life. To those women who had already experienced this, they know that being pregnant can be a challenge of some sort due to the fact that there are many do’s and don’ts during this time. Aside from diet and activities, even the woman’s sleeping position is actually affected by the pregnancy itself. This is due to the fact that one wrong move and they could probably endanger not only their child’s life but their own life as well.
If you’re a pregnant woman, you must make sure that you are comfortable whenever you lie down. In order to accomplish this, you must do the following things:
- Make sure that you use a body pillow. To those who didn’t know, a body pillow looks like a sort of bed mattress without the middle part. If a body pillow isn’t available, you can also use two long pillows and one regular pillow during bedtime. This ensures that you can at least a good night’s sleep.
- Drink water at least one hour before you lie down. Doctors constantly advise pregnant mothers that they should drink lots of water. However, you must make sure that you drink lots of it at least an hour before your bedtime. Doing this will definitely save you from waking up in the middle of the night just because you have to go to the bathroom.
- Eat at least two hours before bedtime. Most women know that, during this time, pregnant women are prone to experience heartburn. In order to prevent this, always make sure that you don’t eat right before you go to bed.
- Always make sure that you lie on your left side. Lying on the side or your left lateral position ensures that your child gets the right amount of oxygen and nutrients from your placenta. This position also helps your blood circulation going.
- Avoid lying on your back once you reach the second trimester. The Second trimester is the four to six months of your pregnancy. During this time, your child needs to get the right amount of nutrients and oxygen from you and lying on your back actually prevents it from happening. Needless to say, you have to avoid this at all times.