When should I start using a pregnancy pillow?
There’s no set time when you need to, or have to, start using a pregnancy pillow. To put it simply, you should start using one whenever you start finding it difficult to change positions during sleep. For most women, this is around week 20, when your belly starts to expand.
Why do you put a pillow between your legs when pregnant?
No matter which side you’re sleeping on, putting a pillow between your legs may make sleeping on your side more comfortable and reduce back pain by keeping your spine neutral. Many companies make U- or C-shaped pregnancy pillows designed to make sleeping on your side more comfortable.
What is the best way to sleep during pregnancy?
Pregnant women are frequently most comfortable sleeping on their side with bent knees, which promotes healthy circulation. Most doctors recommend sleeping on the left side specifically, as this position is thought to protect the liver and increase blood flow6 to the heart, fetus, uterus, and kidneys.
When do you start showing?
Between 16-20 weeks, your body will start showing your baby’s growth. For some women, their bump may not be noticeable until the end of the second trimester and even into the third trimester. The second trimester starts in the fourth month.
What are signs you’re having a boy?
It’s a boy if:
- You didn’t experience morning sickness in early pregnancy.
- Your baby’s heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute.
- You are carrying the extra weight out front.
- Your belly looks like a basketball.
- Your areolas have darkened considerably.
- You are carrying low.
- You are craving salty or sour foods.
Can I lay on my back for an hour while pregnant?
“As long as you’re not flat on your back, you’re going to be fine,” she says. “Even if you can be on a 20- to 30-degree angle, that’s going to relieve any potential pressure on your inferior vena cava. I think most women, even if they were back sleepers, can be comfortable sleeping with just that bit of an angle.”