Being constantly on the go takes a lot of energy from your pregnant body. Energy that needs to be replaced if you don’t want to end up tried and un-able to settle when it’s time for bed.

If you are rushing around like your non-pregnant self in the afternoon or early evening you may start to feel aches and niggles start to appear. This is only natural as your body only has certain levels of energy and muscle power, especially in the later stages of your pregnancy.

Of course, it is easier said than done, especially if you have older children that you are running around after but in order to rest better at night, try not to use up all of your energy during the day.

To help prevent pain and discomfort at night-time, when you really want to sleep, try to schedule rest breaks throughout the day. Your body will thank you for it.

Work for 60-90 minutes.

Take a 10 minute break, even if you don’t think that you need it.

Work for 60-90 minutes.

Take another 10 minute break, even if you don’t think that you need it and repeat throughout the day.

If you can find a place to lay down during your breaks this will give you all-important relief for your lower back, belly, knees and ankles. If there’s no sofa or bench at work, invest in a yoga mat and pillow and simply use the floor.

If you practice this throughout the day you will feel less pain and discomfort in the evening when all you want to do is sleep. Your energy levels, your pregnant body and your baby will thank you!

The bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow™ is designed to give optimal support for your lower back, belly, knees and ankles.

A well rested body makes your pregnancy easier as well as improving your quality of life.

Love Dr. Hilde