26 Jun INSOMNIA DURING PREGNANCY
Possibility of a premature birth increases when the pregnant is sleep deprived. Pregnant should sleep at least 8 hours per day.
One of the main reasons of insomnia for expectant moms would be hormonal changes. Change in the level of Progesterone can inflict digestive problems. All the physical changes that expectant moms have to go through during their pregnancy could aggravate their anxiety and stress. All of the above can trigger insomnia.
The best solution for overcoming insomnia is exercising and fitness. Every morning and afternoon, do light exercises like taking a walk, light stretching or yoga. Drink enough before you go to bed. Do not overdrink though, since you may have to wake up too frequently at night to go to the restroom.
Try to avoid napping, but if you happened to snooze during the day – Take a nap before 4pm. Try to keep your sleeping time consistent. Have a dim or no light around your bed. It’s better for pregnant to sleep sideways in the middle stages of their pregnancy.
The biggest No-Nos in the early stage of your pregnancy
- Alcohol: Some people say intake of alcohol does not affect the fetus’ development during the early stage of pregnancy. However, let’s avoid even the rarest odds. As long as there is possibility of malformed development of the fetus, hold unto raising your glass.
- Smoke: Smoking is bad for your fetus from A-Z. An Absolute No-No!
- Caffeine: Still many people baffle about the effect of caffeine to pregnant. However, anything excessive can be harmful, and caffeine is not an exception to that rule. Caffeine is not only in coffee, but also can be found in Green tea, herbal tea, chocolate, and soda. Restrain yourself taking up too much caffeine.
- Drugs: Always be cautious when you take pills when you are conceiving a baby. Even if you were on a particular medication all your life, consult with your doctor before taking it. Even a simple ointment or medication should be taken seriously.
- Travel: Your placenta may not be formed completely during the early stage of pregnancy. If you have a history of miscarriage, definitely avoid a long-distance travel.
- Sports: If you’ve been athletic before conceiving a baby, working out to a certain degree does not carry much of risk. Your muscles and body might be used to exercise. If you are not, heavy exercise can cause acute contraction in your abdomen. Try to avoid any exercise that could cause tension in your abdomen. If you have something heavy to lift ask others for help.