My Body – Pregnancy Week 18
Are you having difficulty sleeping? Try propping yourself with pillows to help you find a comfortable position, and stretch your body before lying in bed at night. If you are seriously concerned, speak with your doctor to see if there are other solutions you haven’t tried yet. You are probably aware that you should avoid sleeping on your back as it can cut off important blood circulation to the baby, but if you wake up on your back, there’s no need to panic–simply try to get comfortable sleeping on your side again.
Are strangers touching your belly? While some women don’t mind, be sure to speak up if this bothers you, as this is something that won’t go away until after child birth. Pregnancy does not mean that anyone has the right to touch you without permission.