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30 weeks... Sleeping

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elliej83 Thu 11-Aug-16 05:53:36

Hi,
I've been having a lot of pain under my ribs and my shoulders. Been checked out and it's just usual pregnancy pain but paracetamol isn't dulling it.
In generally getting off to sleep but then wake up at 2am desperate for a drink and can't get back to sleep. It's causing me to be ridiculously tired and bringing in my anxiety. Does anyone have any tips for getting back to sleep?

anyname123 Thu 11-Aug-16 06:16:07

No tips sorry, but I'm in the same boat if that helps. By the time I get home from work I'm usually in agony, do some exercises on the ball to enable the pain to lessen enough for me to sleep, then wide awake at 4 am, every bloody day! Mother Nature's way of preparing us perhaps? hmm

MrsPMT23 Thu 11-Aug-16 07:56:20

I'd suggest having a bath for the back pain, I've had it from around 28 weeks (now 41) and that seems to be the only thing that makes a temporary difference. Putting your arm over your head and stretching helps a bit with the rib pain too.

As for sleeping, have you tried listening to any hypnobirthing tracks? Or sleep hypnosis? I'm an anxious person and have been using these for years to help me drift back to sleep. Have a look on YouTube - may be worth a try! Seems a bit odd at first but does work for me, good luck!

summeraupair Fri 12-Aug-16 04:04:08

I could have written your post... 30 weeks and here I am at 4am sitting on my sofa with a drink, scowling at the pain in my back. No tips I'm afraid, but you're not alone! The only thing that's even vaguely helped so far is not staying in bed tossing and turning - I get up properly for about half an hour, then my sleep cycle kind of resets if you know what I mean? Doesn't work every night though sad

Fuzzywuzzywasabear Fri 12-Aug-16 04:33:05

No tips my insomnia has got worse the nearer my due date I've got, my rib pain has got better though.

Tonight I watched for meteors and i've got a lot of cleaning done over the last few weeks so there are some perks confused

ButtMuncher Fri 12-Aug-16 04:36:50

Checking in also confused been awake since 2am angry No tips I'm afraid, I've had this since week 16 (now 33) cakebrew

elliej83 Sat 13-Aug-16 10:53:46

I tried th Hypnobirthing and that got me back off to sleep which was brilliant thanks for the recommendation. Will keep trying that and if not just make the most of the extra time to clean and tidy grin

NovemberInDailyFailLand Sun 14-Aug-16 04:57:13

No tips, 31 weeks and on the sofa at 5 am because it's the only place I can get remotely comfortable.

kiki22 Sun 14-Aug-16 09:29:49

2 drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow and some deep breathing helps me sleep, its also good practice for relaxing in labour

elliej83 Sun 14-Aug-16 23:23:27

I think we need a wide awake club to keep each other entertained grin

NovemberInDailyFailLand Mon 15-Aug-16 01:19:11

We do.

I can't sleep with DH anymore. He takes up the space that I want to take up. And he makes the room too hot. Gah!

fruityb Mon 15-Aug-16 05:09:29

Morning! 4am for me again as its been since about 30 weeks and I'm 39 now. Wake up in pain every morning, where my hip touches the mattress really. Blaming weight of bump but no amount of pillows makes any difference - one between the knees actually makes it worse. I also get headaches from my shoulders hurting.

I think a baby waking me up will be less of a problem as it won't physically hurt me. I'm sick to death of waking up in pain every single day, and all physio says is pillows. She can shove her pillows!!

Can you tell my mood isn't great today lol. I need this baby out - I can't cope with the pain of this every single day, or the pain of trying to walk anywhere. I don't think it's SPD as I can sumo squat practically, but whatever it is I cannot wait for this and the swollen hands and feet to just bloody do one.

elliej83 Mon 15-Aug-16 05:54:17

The mood sounds al too familiar. DH is an active sleeper and tried to physically push me out of bed twice last night which doesn't do much for you when you're trying to drop off! Ended up more worked that if I fell asleep he would push me out and I'd hit the floor with a bump!!

April241 Mon 15-Aug-16 06:03:06

Morning! Awake since 4:45am today, horrendous heartburn and trapped wind. Currently 29+3 with twins and 8 weeks to go, come on October!!!!!

ALittleOblivion Mon 15-Aug-16 07:53:21

Least helpful comment ever but I am so relieved to see this! 32 weeks here and sleep is just crap... I go to bed exhausted but then take absolutely ages to drop off and also wake to pee (or just randomly wake) and then can't get back to sleep again! I have two DC already who wake at 6-6:30 ish at the moment and I AM SO TIRED! It's really quite reassuring to realise other people are experiencing the same and it isn't just me!

DrWhy Mon 15-Aug-16 08:08:23

I get the hip pain thing too and DH taking up too much bed and having the audacity to try to cuddle me, breathe loudly and be hot! Fortunately we have a spare bedroom - I sometimes spend the whole night there if he's coming to bed later than me other times when I wake up at 3am I move in there. It's cooler, the mattress is firmer (which I find way better for my hips) and I can put my hypnobirthing relaxation track on or practice my breathing - aromatherapy oil on order too.
Oh and whoever said pillows don't help, I agree! Just something else to get tangled in so you wrench your pelvis and knees when you try to turn over!

anyname123 Mon 15-Aug-16 08:08:49

I couldn't sleep til 12 due to heartburn. Up at 2 for an hour to pee. Then up at 5.30 with cramp. Been awake since. Work is going to be joyous today I'm sure

Fuzzywuzzywasabear Mon 15-Aug-16 08:24:18

fruityb I'm also 39 weeks and fucking miserable I just need to get this baby out!

I have a snoring husband who I'm contemplating smothering in his sleep, our spare room is being decorated so I can't even go in there sad

Got to sleep about 3am this morning woken at 7am by dogs crying because dh had locked them in the bedroom with me while he got ready for work hmm

If I haven't smothered him by the time I'm in labour he may "accidentally" get punched a few times from the pain of having to endure him for 9 months

Spottyladybird Mon 15-Aug-16 08:33:21

I'm 28 weeks with DC2 and just hitting the 'can't get comfy in bed' stage.

Last time I found a duvet under the fitted sheet helped my back and hips more than pillows. A cushion between my knees was helpful as was a warm wheat bag on my back.

fruityb Mon 15-Aug-16 11:00:39

Sleeping on a doubled over quilt - slight help. Neck and shoulders hurting no matter how many pillows I try to sleep on which is giving me a headache every day. Pelvis hurts, house needs hoovering which I can't do but is driving me mad, putting pillows anywhere does bugger all quite honestly. OH moaning I'm snoring but there's nothing I can do about it!

Oh and the cat has just done a massive shit and kicked litter everywhere again. I absolutely hate being me at the moment. I need the baby here so I can start pursuing some feeling of being myself again. I'm home alone all day which isn't helping. I'd happily go and sit in a coffee shop with a book but I hurt too much to go anywhere quite frankly.

Argh!!!

elliej83 Mon 15-Aug-16 22:21:46

Here we go again! Tried some relaxing pillow and room spray I had been saving for labour tonight smile

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