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.

Bigstock -Pregnant -Woman -Lying -In -Bed -Sl -4636815

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!