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Why is it hard to sleep during the third trimester of pregnancy?

In the last weeks of pregnancy, most women have difficulty sleeping at night. It's hard to find a comfortable position, and just about the time you do, you have to get up to go to the bathroom again. Your baby may be on a different schedule than you are, merrily kicking when you are trying to sleep. Increased anxiety about the birth and your abilities to be a good mother may also be keeping you awake.

Lying on your left side with a pillow between your knees and more pillows under your head, back and abdomen can help you be more comfortable during your third trimester of pregnancy. Taking a warm bath or shower, drinking warm milk and practicing relaxation techniques before you go to bed can also help.

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