Pregnancy Support in Bed

Pregnancy support in bed

Getting a good night’s sleep when you’re pregnant can be difficult but there are ways to help.  If you are using a pregnancy support belt during the day, it is worth considering wearing it at night.

The benefits include helping to  decrease lower back pain, reduce pressure on the bladder, increase circulation and decrease swelling.

Whilst some maternity belts are designed to lift the belly, others provide comfortable compression and additional support.

The Babybellyband Support System provides it all.

Overall comfort will contribute to a better nights sleep

Wearing a maternity belt will not harm your baby or cause any issues to you in bed. If you feel you need the added support give it a try.  If you find that it is too uncomfortable, considerate wearing it for a couple hours in the evening before bed, and that might help alleviate the pain you are experiencing during the night. If your concerns continue however it is worth seeking professional advice.

Exercise and Pregnancy

Caution During Exersise
Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise tips when you’re pregnant:

  • always warm up before exercising, and cool down afterwards.
  • try to keep active on a daily basis: half an hour of walking each day can be enough.
  • if you can’t manage that, any amount is better than nothing.
  • avoid any strenuous exercise in hot weather
  • drink plenty of water and other fluids
  • if you go to exercise classes, make sure your teacher is properly qualified, and knows that you’re pregnant as well as how many weeks pregnant you are
  • you might like to try swimming because the water will support your increased weight. Some local swimming pools provide aquanatal classes with qualified instructors. Find your local sport and fitness services
  •  horse riding, downhill skiing, ice hockey, gymnastics and cycling, should only be done with caution. Falls may risk damage to the baby
  • Exercises to avoid in pregnancy

    • don’t lie flat on your back, particularly after 16 weeks, because the weight of your bump presses on the main blood vessel bringing blood back to your heart and this can make you feel faint
    • avoid  contact sports where there’s a risk of being hit, such as kickboxing, judo or squash
    • don’t go scuba diving, because the baby has no protection against decompression sickness and gas embolism (gas bubbles in the bloodstream)
    • don’t exercise at heights over 2,500m above sea level until you have acclimatised: this is because you and your baby are at risk of altitude sickness

10 REASONS TO USE A GOOD QUALITY PREGNANCY SUPPORT SYSTEM

Cheaper products may be around but Babybellyband has won awards and professional approval due to its proven ability to provide excellent support, yet still be comfortable and discreet

  1. Helpful if you are still working and on your feet a lot during your pregnancy.
  2. Useful if you’ve gained excess pregnancy weight or have polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid).
  3. Especially helpful for all aspects of multiple pregnancy.
  4. Provide relief for the symptoms of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) or Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), common issues during pregnancy.
  5. Hip and pelvic pain caused by the release of Relaxin

Relaxin is a hormone produced by the ovary and the placenta with important effects in the female reproductive system and during pregnancy. In preparation for childbirth, it relaxes the ligaments in the pelvis and softens and widens the cervix”

  1. Relief for sciatica – a common nerve pain which can spread down the back or leg
  2. Relief for round ligament pain – common stretching pains in pregnancy.
  3. Support for women who suffer from hernias in pregnancy.
  4. They can be used to help your muscles strengthen and be supported (along with exercise) after having your baby.
  5. Whilst there is no proven evidence, wearing a support band may help to reduce stretch marks.