If you are pregnant, you already know that sleep patterns change during pregnancy. About 75% of pregnant women, in fact, report a disturbance in their sleep patterns during pregnancy. You might find yourself waking up too early or too many times during the night.
Every year, more than 1 million pregnant women in the United States are placed on bed rest or some type of restricted activity, but no one EVER expects it to happen to them. The moment your doctor places you on bed rest is a shock.
To love is to grieve. When a baby dies, all hope is lost…it feels unnatural to outlive your baby. You may experience excruciating pain, anger, guilt, and depression, but we must remember to move through those feelings. When we refuse to go through and release these emotions it manifests in our physical being. We carry the trauma in the tissues of our bodies and within our womb. The sooner we breathe into this pain, the sooner we emerge.
Whether you consider yourself to be a low or high maintenance type of girl, we all have some type of cosmetic routine that we follow. Pregnancy brings its own set of beauty challenges, so maintaining that routine can become quite a task.
It’s taken 34 hours to dilate 7 cm. Light-headed and sleep-deprived, I lie in a nearly catatonic state in the hospital bed. My body feels like it is being tied into a knot; my torso twisting counter-clockwise over and over, getting tighter by the minute. My husband squeezes my hand and leans toward me…