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How to Optimize Sleep During Pregnancy

How to Optimize Sleep During Pregnancy

Pregnancy, especially the third trimester, comes with its own special challenges. There are increased hormone fluxuations as your body prepares for labor, baby is starting to infringe on the space your lungs and bladder used to occupy, and heartburn becomes a constant occurrence.


All this fun impacts sleep. Now it’s no secret that new parenthood is also a time of limited R&R, so I find it especially rude that it becomes harder to get a good night’s sleep towards the end of pregnancy.


While deep, perfect slumber may not be in the cards for a little while, there are some things we can do make most of that attempted shut-eye time.


7 Things to Do Now to Make Postpartum Easier

7 Things to Do Now to Make Postpartum Easier

Postpartum is a big transition, regardless of whether this is the first or fifth baby. It is filled with an array of emotions, wonderful bonding, snuggles and connection, but I think it’s a disservice not to share that more likely than not there will be struggles and this will look and feel different for everyone.

So you won’t find things on this list like “paint the nursery” or “buy 50 swaddles”. The goal of this list is to make sure we, as parents, have the physical and emotional support to heal, connect, and navigate the tough times in early postpartum.