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You’re so tired, yet you can’t sleep. Sound familiar? Sleeplessness is a very common effect of pregnancy. Is this Mother Nature’s way of preparing us for nights with our newborn? Perhaps!

The following are some causes and solutions of sleepless nights.

First Trimester

  • Anguish, excitement, emotions
  • Morning Sickness at Night
  • Hot Flashes
  • Internal body changes
  • Frequent Urination

Second Trimester

Third Trimester

  • Back Aches due to increasing load
  • Body Aches due to increasing load
  • Breasts Leaking
  • Baby Kicking or Moving
  • Frequent Urination
  • Braxton Hicks Contractions
  • Hot Flashes

After reading this list, you may now understand why you’re up all night. What can you do to help counter your exhaustion?

  • Breasts Leaking: Breast Pads
  • Frequent Urination: Try pelvic rocking just before sleep. This pulls your uterus into a position that takes some pressure off your bladder
  • Back or Body Aches: Pregnancy Pillow

For chronic back pain, have your doctor refer you to a Physical Therapist. They can show you some exercises and new ways of moving that will help relieve the pain.

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