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When I first told my sister that I was pregnant, the first thing she said to me was that we had to go out and buy a new bed, ‘The best bed you can possibly afford,” she said. She confided in us that her the biggest regret while being pregnant, was putting up with a less than perfect mattress. Every morning she woke up sore, hot and tried. For more than 6 months she tossed and turned in the night, thinking that she just had to put up with it. When her little boy finally arrived, she was already sleep-deprived and irritable.
She then went on to care for a newborn while trying to catch short stints of sleep on a tired old mattress that didn’t support her.
Most pregnant women have trouble sleeping at some point during their pregnancy. Mostly it is towards the end of the third trimester when the weight of the baby can wake up a pregnant woman. It might happen to you a lot earlier. I struggled to sleep all through the first trimester as well. I was tossing and turning, finding it hard to get comfortable. My body was so hot and I woke all the time to go to the bathroom.
Sleeping is one of the most important aspects of pregnancy and newborn care. Without a wonderful mattress, a lot of the wonderful healing qualities of sleep get lost. Every minute of sleep you get is now precious.
So today on the January 2nd, we went and bought ourselves a new bed and mattress. we would have gone yesterday if it wasn’t a public holiday. We are going to do everything we can to get a good night’s sleep.
God knows we need it already.