If you’re a mom and you’re reading this post, maybe you know what we’re talking about, and that’s that rest during pregnancy is something very important.
During the months of pregnancy there are many physiological and hormonal changes, these cause sleep disorders such as insomnia or excessive drowsiness throughout the day.
It is estimated that approximately 70% of pregnant women suffer from some sleep disorder.
In the first trimester, tiredness and sleep are protagonists as they increase the desire to sleep. The woman feels tired and her own body asks for a rest, in addition to having some emotional stress.
On the other hand, during the first weeks the placenta and the main organs of the baby are formed, this makes the mother have a higher energy consumption.
Try to rest as much as possible, any time is good and the body appreciates it. Also, a little physical exercise and a healthy diet help us to have a greater vitality, without forgetting the hydration.
In the second trimester, a high percentage of women begin to feel better, the feeling of sleep is less thanks to the adaptation of hormonal change.
The third trimester is the final straight feeling the baby more and more, if rest during pregnancy is essential, in these last three months is even more important, for this reason it is convenient to lie on the left side and so increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta, and of course the baby.
Therefore, you should try to avoid sleeping on your back or on your stomach as it can cause back pain, breathing, etc..
Also, if your feet are swollen, it is advisable to sleep with your legs higher than your body, including keeping your legs and knees bent with a pillow between your legs.
The closer we get to the date of giving birth, the greater are the worries causing not being able to fall asleep, if we want this does not happen, it is advisable to exercise to go to bed more relaxed, carry out a healthy diet, even the practice of prenatal yoga, are some techniques that can help us relax.