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26 weeks pregnant and works the overnight shift! how can i stay awake? any ideas?

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mauricellaf

Asked by mauricellaf at 8:40 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I worked midnights all through my first pregnancy... Just sleep through the day - if you have other kids, that's more than difficult, but you have to do it.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:43 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • i cant sleep during the day. and i can hardly sleep during the night too.
    mauricellaf

    Comment by mauricellaf (original poster) at 8:44 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • i unfortunately had to work all hours at any given time by best advice to to have alot of support at home and in the work place take as many breaks as you can and at least rest your feet and close your eyes for a bit a power nap is better than nothing
    veronicamw

    Answer by veronicamw at 8:47 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • girl i still work overnites 2 days a wk..been doin it for 7yrs..only thing i can say is lots of liquids,an constant moving..which the liquids will make u do..i say water cuz it flushes the system at the same timx keeps u movinig
    FreeSpriT4eva

    Answer by FreeSpriT4eva at 8:54 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • take some warm milk and try to relax deeply during the day. at night on the job be careful whether you are in manufacturing or an executive, dont trip or anything. i taught cpr and drove to far away meetings all the way up to the end and i was very dizzy toward end. try to enjoy your pregnancy in the moments you can, the little baby in there deserves his or her special feelings from you. stress releases cortisol, a stess hormone they have stuidied to not be so good for a developing baby just keep an even keel. i fyou cant sleep due to physical reasons ask your doctor what they might recommend safely for sleep help but dont tsake anything off their list. stick to that. if there are peopel around at hom etell them you need to rest fo ryour health and the babys. the baby gets overworked if you get no sleep at all. even if our jobs are our life these days, dont jeopardize baby or life only for work. maybe tell your supervisor.
    silverelf

    Answer by silverelf at 8:57 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I still drank caffeen throughout my whole pregnancy but I also drank just as much water and natural juice as i did coffee....
    Niltiak

    Answer by Niltiak at 10:09 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • this will be my first actual night of work. im going to be working for QVC call center.
    mauricellaf

    Comment by mauricellaf (original poster) at 10:15 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Take a cat nap on your break.
    Keizer.mommy

    Answer by Keizer.mommy at 10:47 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Good Luck!
    mp3mom

    Answer by mp3mom at 5:57 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

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