In early pregnancy, anxiety about
your new experience and personal situation may lead to insomnia.
Sleeplessness towards the end of pregnancy is quite common.
Late in pregnancy it can be very difficult to get a good night's
sleep. You are uncomfortable lying down, or just as when you
are beginning to get comfortable you have to get up to go
to toilet. Some women also have strange dreams or nightmares
about the baby.
that if you have a bad dream it doesn't mean that it is
going to happen so forget about it and don't worry.
- Try not to
let insomnia bother you much. Don't worry that it will harm
the baby-it won't.
- It will help
and you will feel more comfortable if you lie on one side
with a pillow under your tummy and another between your
- A rest during
the day whenever possible will help you feel less tired.
- A warm bath,
a glass of milk, some gentle exercise or relaxing music
before bedtime will also help.
- Making love
can be relaxing for both of you right up to the end, if
you keep a sense of humour and are prepared to experiment.
- Well if all
these fail then get up, make yourself a hot cup of tea or
a warm drink and lie on the sofa and read something or watch