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Nov 27, 2012 - Problems    No Comments

How to Sleep During Pregnancy

I am used to sleep on my belly so when I know I will have a bump that will prevent me to sleep my way I’m getting worried. I tried so many times to sleep on my back at least, before I got pregnant, and it was frustrating. Once I lasted an hour or so, couldn’t fall asleep and decided to give up. I just remember turning on my belly and after that waking up in the morning.

I read that is best not to sleep on your back either, it can cause problems with backaches, breathing, digestive system, hemorrhoids, low blood pressure and decrease in circulation to your heart and your baby, the perfect position is on your side, left side is best because it will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby. But don’t stay in one position all night, you have to switch sides from time to time.

Some tricks that I did not try but read about are to keep your knees bent and put a pillow between your legs. For back pains you have to add another pillow under your belly. For your heartburn you can support your upper body with pillows and you can also try this for shortness of breath.

Some recommend a pregnancy pillow but others say that having enough pillows propping your back and one between your legs is enough and you can save some money not buying that. I will try the pillow advice tonight. Better try everything now when I still have some time.

Nov 20, 2012 - Problems    No Comments

Expecting to See if I’m Expecting

I’m expecting to see if I’m expecting and it’s so hard. Friday I should get my period if the fertilization didn’t work, so till then I can’t even know if I’m pregnant or not. I’m monitoring my symptoms with that new app my husband got me, I’m Expecting app, and I don’t even know if I can be happy I get those symptoms or not. If my head hurts or my breast are tender I could see the pain, the discomfort in a good way.

The app is still so cool. It explains every week what my body is going trough and the stage my baby could be in. Now my baby could be the size of a poppy seed. Which is cool cuz I love poppy seeds.

We are planning to go to Bucharest for New Years and I was thinking of founding myself a gynecologist there who could help me give birth. I will not be able to visit her so often but maybe every two months will be ok. I could do blood tests here, or schedule my visits so that I can do all the tests the same day and my mom could pick them up. Hopefully she can help me on the phone if I need any advice.

But I still have to wait to see what the pregnancy test shows, then I would make my appointment. The time is passing so slow and it is so hard to wait not knowing.