For new mothers and many mums-to-be it’s the Holy Grail. Getting enough rest as your body goes through pregnancy is vital to keeping your sanity and allowing you to better cope with the demands of new motherhood.
As your body prepares to give birth your ability to sleep solidly throughout the night changes.
These are my suggestions.
Aside from the frequent need to pee, in your last trimester or certainly the last few weeks, you may also struggle with switching your mind off and the inability to get or stay comfy with your growing bump.
For some clients it’s staying asleep or sleeping comfortably that is the issue. There are many, many pregnancy sleep pillows on the market but I always suggest to my clients the same layout as I use in my VIP treatment which always seems to provide rest and success!
The key I find is having several pillows, 6+,none of which are too firm or too hard. You may find your nose becomes more sensitive in which case buy a quality hypoallergenic or anti allergy rather than duck feather. Goose down is beautifully indulgent for resting your head but your back, knees and ankles may be just as happy and supported with something a little less pricey! Quality is important though as a very cheap and flimsy thing won’t give you the support you need – as is positioning.
My recommended placement is as follows:-
1. Under the head
2. Under the mattress. (To lift your head slightly to allow easier breathing)
3. Under your bump
4. Behind your back
5. Between your knees
6. Between your ankles (5. & 6. can use one pillow)
7. Under your ankles (Often missed off but makes all the difference to your hips and legs!)