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Posted by: Sen | 2006/07/26

Sleeping pill on pregnacy

Hi

I am the beginning of my last trimester (30wks). For the last 2 to 3 wks I have been struggling to sleep at night. Before I thought it was because I would sleep during the day, but now I have tried not to sleep during the day so that I will be able to sleep but nothing has changed and this really frustrate me.

I told my Gynae and he prescribed sleeping pill which are helping but I dont want to depend on them. Now I have to take them every day. If I dont take them I wont sleep before 3am, this really kills. Are the sleeping pills not going to harm my baby? Sometimes that concerns me but my Gynae wouldnt have prescribed them for me.



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It is not a good idea to take sleeping tablets every day. If you take them occasionally, that is fine. Try not to become dependent on them, but use techniques such as a relaxing bath at night or drinking warm milk and honey before you go to bed.

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