Meghan Markle wasn’t the first pregnant woman to be so over her pregnancy and she won’t be the last. For many mamas-to-be, pregnancy becomes less amazing as her belly grows and doing everything becomes harder. Picking up a toy or something else off the ground becomes a Herculean task. Sleeping? For a lot of women, that doesn’t happen so much during pregnancy, either. Sleep patterns during pregnancy can affect a delivery, so it’s good to prioritize sleep just because being tired sucks. With a big belly it cannot only be cumbersome to find a comfortable position, but limbs can cramp up or fall asleep really quickly. Thankfully, there are tips and tricks to helping get better sleep (like certain pillows and turning off devices). But sometimes, enforcers are needed to be brought in.
So what are those sleep enforcers we speak of? Well, in this case, they’re products we that found from sleep sources and by factoring in other moms’ reviews. They’re meant to help mamas-to-be get sleep, whether that’s in the form of actually lulling them to sleep or by creating a calm environment as possible.
These products include belly lotions and essential oils. We also included products that just help her get comfortable as that is a main stressor in itself. Seriously, body pillows are not to be underestimated. The hope is that she will get the sleep she can, as easily as possible, before baby comes. Because after that, she may not need much to sleep as she might pretty tired as is. So here’s to a good, no, great night’s sleep future mamas (or just mamas who are pregnant.) Try out one of these items below (after checking with the doctor, of course) for a one-way-ticket to dreamland.
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