On September 21st, 2016, I made it to the half way mark in my pregnancy. My pregnancy hasn’t been smooth so far. From 15 weeks of morning sickness to being extremely tired for most of the day, pregnancy really takes its toll. I have lost about 15lb so far due to my intense morning sickness; even now I have a hard time eating as much as I am “suppose” too.
Here are some of the current annoying symptoms and how I have tried to minimize them:
- Heartburn and indigestion can make it extra uncomfortable to lie down in bed. What to do: Avoid foods that trigger your heartburn, give yourself two to three hours to digest a meal before going to bed, and try sleeping semi-upright in a comfy recliner or propped up with extra pillows under your upper body.
- Leg cramps while you are trying to sleep. What to do: Ease the cramp by straightening your leg, heel first and gently flexing your toes back toward your shins or walk around for a few minutes. During the day try to get enough water and calcium to minimize the number of cramps you get.
- Tossing and turning all night trying to find a comfortable sleeping position. What to do: Lie on your side with your knees bent and a pillow between your legs. For extra comfort and support, consider a pregnancy pillow for all around body support.
- Getting up to pee during the night. What to do: This on this a hard one to avoid, especially once your baby takes up more room in your body. Try to drink all our liquid an hour before bed time and avoid those dehydrating drinks in the evening.
If you have any life hacks about our pregnancy symptoms we would love to hear them!