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How To Sleep With Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

How to sleep with pelvic pain during pregnancy

Are you sick of not being able to sleep at night? Is your Pelvis hurting so much you never feel rested? You deserve better. While Pelvic pain is common during pregnancy, you do not need to let it take over your life.

Hello there, amazing moms-to-be of St.Louis and beyond! I’m Dr. Brooke Kasiliak, I specialize in helping those aged 30+ who are dealing with pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum issues, and bowel & bladder concerns.

Today, I want to address a common discomfort that many pregnant women face – Pelvic pain during pregnancy.

I understand that pregnancy is an incredible journey, but it can also bring its share of challenges. Pelvic pain is one such challenge that can make getting a good night’s sleep seem impossible.

But fear not, I’m here to share insights on how to sleep more comfortably with pelvic pain during pregnancy and offer you four effective strategies to ensure those precious Zzz’s aren’t disrupted.

The Struggle With Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Pelvic pain during pregnancy often occurs as your baby grows and your uterus expands. As your little one takes up more space, your organs and pelvis may feel the pressure, causing discomfort and sometimes even pain. This discomfort can be especially troublesome when you’re trying to sleep.

Let’s face it, a good night’s sleep is a rare gem during pregnancy.

The aches, the kicks, and now the pelvic pain—it’s enough to make anyone frustrated. But here’s the thing: sleep is essential for your overall well-being, and especially important during pregnancy when your body is working hard to nurture your baby.

So, how can you conquer Pelvic pain and reclaim those peaceful nights of slumber?

4 Ways To Get A Good Night’s Sleep Despite Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Pillow Power:

Pillows are not only good to cuddle! Pillows are your new best friends during pregnancy, and they can work wonders for pelvic pain relief. Invest in a pregnancy pillow or body pillow to provide support to your growing belly and take the pressure off your pelvis.

You can experiment with different pillow configurations to find what works best for you.

A favorite option for many of our pregnant clients is to sleep on their side with a pillow between their knees and a towel roll at the waist to help take some pressure off the pelvis.

Some women find that placing a pillow under their pelvis while lying on their sides offers tremendous relief.

Additionally, a wedge pillow placed under your upper body can help alleviate pressure on your pelvis and make sleeping more comfortable.

Remember, there’s no such thing as too many pillows during pregnancy!

Proper Sleep Position:

Sleeping positions matter when you’re dealing with pelvic pain.

While sleeping on your back may be comfortable in the early stages of pregnancy, it’s generally recommended to transition to sleeping on your side, preferably your left side.

This position promotes better blood flow to both you and your baby.

To ease pelvic pain, you can try hugging a pillow or rolling a towel and placing it under your pelvis while on your side. This provides additional support and can help relieve the pressure on your pelvis.

Gentle Stretches

Incorporating gentle stretching exercises into your daily routine can provide relief from pelvic pain and improve your sleep quality. Simple stretches like arm circles or overhead reaches can help alleviate tension in your pelvis.

Here’s a quick and effective stretch: Stand up straight, inhale deeply, and as you exhale, slowly raise your arms overhead while keeping your palms facing each other.

Reach as high as you comfortably can, then return to the starting position. Repeat this a few times before bedtime to ease pelvic discomfort.

Breathing Techniques

Stress and discomfort can exacerbate pelvic pain and interfere with your sleep. Practicing deep breathing exercises can help calm your nervous system and reduce tension in your pelvis.

Try this calming technique: Find a quiet space, sit comfortably, and close your eyes.

Inhale deeply through your nose for a count of four, then exhale slowly through your mouth for a count of six.

Focus on your breath and repeat this process several times to promote relaxation and ease pelvic pain.

BONUS – Expert Free Report

Ah, pregnancy pain. Our familiar foe. As well as the tips in this blog, read our informative report written by owner and expert pelvic floor therapist Brooke Kalisiak.

Free Report – 10 Simple Tips To Ease Pregnancy Pain

This report is packed with content to help you ease pregnancy pain. However, there is an even better option.

Let Us Help You Say Goodbye To Your Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Ready to reclaim control of your pregnancy?

Legacy Physical Therapy is here to say hello.

Now, as you’re preparing for the beautiful adventure of motherhood, I want to offer you something special. At Legacy Physical Therapy, we’re passionate about helping moms-to-be like you experience a comfortable and pain-free pregnancy journey. That’s why we’re offering a FREE Pregnancy Pain Assessment to address any discomfort or pain you may be experiencing.

There is no better way to ease Pain during pregnancy

Physical therapy is the number one way to treat pregnancy pain and regain your quality of life. Our experienced team is here to help you every step of the way.

You may not be fully convinced we are right for you or have concerns about wasting your time on travel.  That’s why we offer the option to speak with a physical therapist over the phone. You can get all your questions answered and receive guidance from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Our expert therapists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals and challenges.

You deserve a peaceful night’s sleep and a pain-free pregnancy experience. Let us help you achieve that.

Contact us at Legacy Physical Therapy at (636) 225-3649 and let us help you get back to what you love.

Wishing you tranquil nights and radiant days,

Brooke Kasiliak

Your Trusted Physical Therapist

Legacy Physical Therapy

Additional Free Resources To Help You With Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy 

Download our Free Report – 10 Simple Tips To Ease Pregnancy Pain

Read our blog – 3 Causes Of Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy and How You Can Relieve Them

Read our blog – Pelvic Floor PT for a Restful Night’s Sleep 

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