The moment you discover you're expecting a baby is one you won't want to forget. A mixture of happiness, shock and fear will dawn over you. If you're a first time mum, there isn't much that can prepare you for what is to come - the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Stepping into parenthood means one very important thing - sleep sort of becomes a word you used to know the meaning of and slowly starts turns to the 's' word. Which obviously you should never say.
Sleeping when pregnant can be really tough, especially during your first trimester which runs for the first 12 weeks. It is common to feel tired, possibly even exhausted, as your hormones begin to change.
It is a must that you keep yourself as healthy as possible during pregnancy, which means although sleeping can be difficult, it is worth trying your best to rest as much as possible. This might not mean solid deep sleep, so don't be feeling pressured to soak up all the hours in the day, but do take time to put your feet up and relax as much as possible.
What helps you sleep when pregnant
Now is the perfect time to invest in a mattress or mattress topper that will adapt to your changing body over the coming months. Pocket-sprung mattresses are designed to not only shape to the contours of your body, but also to absorb changes in weight distribution.
Best sleeping position when pregnant
Towards the end of the 12 weeks your jump may make sleeping more difficult. Lying on your back can mean that your womb presses on your main blood vessels, this may make you feel faint. Support your bump with pillows underneath your back and possibly between your knees.
Check back for second trimester sleep tips soon!