20Staying Up Past Bedtime

Every pregnant woman is inundated with advice and tips from people she knows and people she’s never met in her life. Some of that advice is unwanted and you just have to take with a grain of salt, but some of it is useful, like getting as much sleep as

you can before the baby arrives (if I had a dollar for every time I heard that during both of my pregnancies, I’d be living on my own tropical island!) Yet many expectant moms don’t heed that advice. Whether it’s because they have too much on their minds, too much to do, or because they want to catch up on their favorite shows, moms-to-be often don’t get the sleep that they need.

According to Live Science, pregnant women should try to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every day. Anything less can certainly make pregnancy more difficult. It compounds the exhaustion that you’re already feeling and can even lead to problems during labor and delivery.

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