Thursday, March 26, 2009

How Very Apropos.

Lately it seems that I type something in the blog and then within a few hours it comes true.

Exhibit A: The boob leakage incident.

Exhibit B: The triage visit.

Exhibit C: THE PILLOW.

Today I blogged about the amazingness that is the body pillow, and here is the text from an email tip I got from Fit Pregnancy not five minutes ago:

"To be as comfortable as possible and get the most sleep while you're pregnant, avoid sleeping on your belly or on your back. Sleeping on your belly will put pressure on the baby and may lead to complications down the road. Sleeping on your back puts significant pressure on your lower back and possibly on your intestines as well.

The ideal position for sleeping is on your side (ideally on the left), with the top leg crossed over the bottom leg, and a pillow between them. This position encourages the flow of blood and nutrients to the placenta, while minimizing the amount of pressure on your lower back. This position may feel a little uncomfortable the first few nights, but you should eventually get used to it and hopefully discover that you experience a deeper, more satisfying sleep."

To test my theory, tomorrow I shall blog about my desire for WIP to come early, be healthy and be REALLY good at (gross) breastfeeding. Oh, and maybe I'll throw in a lil' shout out for some pain management, too.

1 comment:

Glenda said...

Just found your blog and I think it's great. I hear a body pillow doubles as a woman's best friend during those uncomfortable months. Would love to see you in the Land of Oz soon :)