I had read somewhere that around week 16 of your pregnancy, you should avoid sleeping on your stomach. I cannot fall asleep unless I am curled up in said position. Sometimes I will sleep on my side, and only rarely on my back. However, it is on my stomach that I get achieve my most comfortable and deepest of sleeps. Not anymore.
Now that I am well into my second trimester, I am experiencing pinched sciatic nerve pain, leg numbness, and sore hips. Compared to being ill ten times a day, it’s like a walk in the park. What I do find painful is when I try to roll over from my stomach and onto my side whilst lying in bed. It feels like someone is tearing my stomach muscles in half. It therefore takes me around two very slow minutes to roll over.
I discovered through online research that pregnancy pillows not only help women stay off of their stomachs at night, but also alleviate many lower back and leg problems. There are many additional benefits as well, but these were the main ones that I was concerned with. After visiting the stores this last weekend, I purchased my first beautiful, grey Snoogle body pillow by Leachco. Now my biggest issue is never wanting to leave the bed. I’m also finding more excuses to take naps. Move over husband, the baby and I are in love.
This was not a paid-for advertisement. All words and views were simply my own. :-)