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Post Pregnancy Sleep Apnea

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  • Posted By: lrahbar
  • March 7, 2008
  • 03:16 PM

I just gave birth 3 days ago, and am having a horrible time sleeping. Of course, I am EXHAUSTED, but everytime I try to go to sleep, I feel like my throat is closing off and I wake with a start, lacking breath.
I had this exact thing happen after my 1st pregnancy as well, except those "sleep apnea" symptoms happened during the end of my pregnancy as well.
I went to see a doctor then and he said I had sleep apnea, but why would it only be for a week or two after my pregnancy and at no other time?? (this was how long I had those symptoms after giving birth) I don't think I can stand to have another 2 weeks like I did then. It was horrible being so exhausted, yet unable to sleep. Anyone know anything about this? :(
Thanks!
Lelsee

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  • Please try acupuncture - it will really help get you back on track. Pregnancy and labor can be extremely debilitating, and your lungs have completely shifted after giving birth. Acupuncture would really help you! You may want to also research acupressure - there are some good points you can massage that will help improve your lung and diaphragm function. Try to look up Lung and Ren meridian points online and see if you can find tender spots on your chest to massage. Rescue Remedy is a Bach Flower remedy, and very safe and effective for stress. I used this remedy during both my prenancies and labors and post partum. Fantastic stuff - you can get at any healthfood store or online at www.vitacost.com Best wishesDOM
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  • I just gave birth 3 days ago, and am having a horrible time sleeping. Of course, I am EXHAUSTED, but everytime I try to go to sleep, I feel like my throat is closing off and I wake with a start, lacking breath.I had this exact thing happen after my 1st pregnancy as well, except those "sleep apnea" symptoms happened during the end of my pregnancy as well.I went to see a doctor then and he said I had sleep apnea, but why would it only be for a week or two after my pregnancy and at no other time?? (this was how long I had those symptoms after giving birth) I don't think I can stand to have another 2 weeks like I did then. It was horrible being so exhausted, yet unable to sleep. Anyone know anything about this? :(Thanks!LelseeThings You’ll Need:Baby Bathtubs Baby Blankets Cribs Step 1:Make a big sign for your door that says, "Mother and baby are sleeping! Please do not knock or ring unless we are expecting you!" Step 2:Leave the sign up for as long as you like ' it works. Step 3:Turn off the ringer on the telephone and let the machine answer all calls. Return calls when you feel like it. People will understand. Step 4:Nap when your baby naps. Try to resist the urge to do dishes and housework instead. Step 5:Share sleep with, or sleep near, your baby. With the right safety precautions, this can mean a good night's sleep for everyone. Step 6:Accept all offers of help from friends and family. Let them come over and do a load of laundry, or even cook a family meal, while you sleep. Step 7:Keep the room quiet and dark if you get up for night feedings. This will help your baby understand that nighttime is for sleeping, not playing. Step 8:Take a warm bath with your baby a couple of hours before bedtime. This will relax both of you and prepare you for a good night's sleep. http://www.ehow.com/how_4253_enough-sleep-you.html I really hope this works for you hun! And don't worry! Just brush your teeth twice a day, get a bottle of cold water and sit it next to your bed because chances are your body may be dehiderated and is lacking water and it's nutritian. Good luck!
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