“What if my baby isn’t born healthy?”
“Which prenatal vitamin is best?”
“How do I know if I’ll be a good mom?”
“Can I really do this birthing thing?”
“Do I want an epidural or not?”
“What if I never lose the baby weight?”
“I can’t afford a $2000 baby seat! Is my kid going to be safe?”
“How am I going to afford college for this child?”
"OMG - Is my cat going to eat my baby?”(The answer is NO.)
Pregnancy swelling is NO FUN. The more that baby grows, the more swelling pregnant women experience. Hands, ankles, feet, face, ELBOWS??? Everything seems to swell.
And it ain’t so swell.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body produces 50% more blood and bodily fluids than usual, mainly throughout months five through nine (or ten?). So, it’s another significant part of the third trimester.
Enter the wonderful, magical weighted blanket.
Regular exposure to a weighted blanket’s pressure helps reduce inflammation and swelling on the feet, legs, and hands of pregnant women. (And the average Joe and Jane.)
Now THAT is swell. (Sorry.)
Sleeping during pregnancy prepares you for sleepless nights with newborns - or so some think. In other words, it’s elusive.
And why shouldn’t it be? While pregnant, a woman’s body is taken over by a sweet and undoubtedly perfect little human who kicks and squirms at ungodly hours. Not to mention, it’s nearly impossible to get comfortable with that growing pregnant belly tempting gravity if she tries to lie on her side. We won’t even mention the neverending trips to the bathroom.
This is all perfectly normal.
Since weighted blankets deliver a calming feeling of relaxation, there is a better chance of uninterrupted sleep. While not guaranteed, any length of sleep is better than tossing and slowly turning over - perhaps with the help of a partner?
Dialing down the temperature gauge is another reason why specific weighted blankets are excellent for women during pregnancy.
However, it’s crucial to note that not all weighted blankets are created equal.
Unlike other weighted blankets that overly warm you while you sleep, causing excessive heat and irritation, our cooling weighted blankets actually help regulate your body temperature, especially during the summer season. The cooling blanket’s breathable materials pull body heat and moisture away from the body to minimize overheating.
Our cooling weighted blankets also have a removable cover to help them become even more cooling and breathable.
Some so-called “cooling weighted blankets” are made of 100% cotton, so BEWARE. Cotton tends to absorb moisture, causing you to feel hot and sticky. Instead, look for cooling weighted blankets with a microfiber inner blanket for maxim wicking and temperature regulation and a lightweight, breathable cover. (Hint, hint, shameless plughere.)
Pregnancy discomfort can sometimes make women so desperate, they turn to prescription relief, which could come with a side of guilt and worry about the unborn baby. With weighted blankets, pregnancy discomfort and anxiety can easily and naturally be quelled without any regret.
Seratonin is your body’s “happy hormone,” and obviously, everyone wants some more of THAT.
Well, we know how to tap the well of wonderful serotonin.
Weighted blankets promote Deep Pressure Stimulation therapy (or DPS) by applying gentle pressure to the body. (Preggo or not.)
DPS increases the body’s serotonin production, causing more happy, relaxed feelings, as well as additional Melatonin to help you sleep better.
DPS also provides joy-inducing tactile sensory feedback
resembling hugging, cuddling, and a comforting touch. (Hey, here’s another shameless plug for oursensory weighted blanket!)
With the help of a high-quality weighted blanket, pregnant women can reap the benefits of DPS to feel more:
And you know what?
All of those impressive bullet points apply to EVERYONE using a weighted blanket. But we’re focusing on all you hard-working, self-sacrificing pregnant gals out there. Seriously. You are our heroes. And you deserve to be happy, stress-free, and comfy.
Pregnancy + Weighted Blankets = a Win-Win
What a swell idea. (We had to - just one lat time.)
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