Getting a baby is never without ups and downs, but one of the most fundamental difficulties of pregnancy can be to get a good night's sleep . It is particularly difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position for a growing belly. While raising the question of whether sleeping on your back raises the risk of stillbirth or not, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs or under your stomach, if you have pain or discomfort while you are sleeping.
A pregnancy pillow can help: It is designed to relieve pressure points in the body of a pregnant person and to support your hips when you sleep with the pillow between your thighs and support your neck and stomach when positioned on your side are. "If the pressure in the area [pelvic] is very high with increasing abdominal size, it is sometimes not so pleasant when the legs are together, as if something is in between," Dr. med. Abbe Wain, Lecturer in Obstetrics, Gynecology. and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai Health System, New York, before SELF .
There are many pregnancy pillows for shopping, but when we interviewed 14 mothers who were actually helped a good night's sleep, three main styles kept coming up. C-shaped pillows were the most popular: designed to support your hips, back, neck, and abdomen, with a C-curve that supports your neck at one end and a curved tail around your neck Can wrap legs. U-shaped pillows cover the entire body. They are therefore particularly helpful if you want to switch sides at night. The only downside is that you can throw your partner out of bed because they are quite tall. Some pregnancy cushions also fulfill a variety of functions, from nursing pillows, to a baby bed, to a small pregnancy pillow that supports the stomach at night. There is no right or wrong answer (it really depends on how you sleep), but in order to narrow down your search, below we have questioned a number of bodies and sleepers about their appropriate pregnancy cushions.
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