The mother-to-be is faced with her anxieties during pregnancy, a number of worries and questions disrupting her sleep cycle.
Dozens of questions trouble her. What about her he alth, her baby's he alth, how will she cope with being a mother?
When the questioning does not come from her, friends or family can add even more to this incipient stress. It is an unknown world, filled with sometimes contradictory information. The pregnant woman and her partner embark on a new life, with important decisions to be made. Epidural or not? Which first name to choose? Where will baby sleep? Suck or Thumb? Breastfeeding or bottle feeding? Am I gaining too much weight? The questions multiply as the pregnancy advances!
What happens then?
It often happens that the quality of sleep of the future mother is of lower quality, dark thoughts, anxiety and the increasing difficulty of finding a good position playing the "spoiler".
Also can occur nocturnal cramps, often in the legs or gluteal muscles. Not to mention the baby kicks…
What can we do to remedy this, to keep those dear hours of sleep thatyou need so much?
You should be reassured by your doctor about your state of he alth and that of your baby.
Even if you do not meet the "pre-established" he alth criteria, that is to say your pregnancy does not go as you imagined, nor like that of your friend, nor like it's written in the books, it's very important to put things into perspective.
- Enjoy a he althy lifestyle, including physical activity suited to your strengths.
- Prefer light meals in the evening (your digestion will be easier and your sleep too)
- Don't go around in circles for too long, the anxieties will come back again!
- Take a relaxing bath before going to bed.
- Remember to give yourself moments of relaxation, an hour just for you!
Relax massage is a great option for you. Indeed if you get a massage at the end of the day, you will be better prepared for the night to come. The sleep hormones, endomorphins, will be released more quickly into your brain, thanks to the massage.
In addition, your massage therapist, whom you have chosen as a specialist in pregnant women, will also take care of gently untying your calves (preferred site of night cramps!)
Ladies, you now have all the weapons to tame your sleep.