Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dayton, Oh WPAFB
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I don't think you need to worry about the lack of sleep directly effecting the baby's health, but since you're so exhausted, you may make careless decisions and/or have accidents that could jeopardize you AND the baby.
Definitely try some Unisom, it's category A for pregnancy, and will hopefully let you sleep. Also, do you have help with your other children? Get someone to take them somewhere for a few hours so you can relax, even if you don't sleep.
Get some fresh air...I forget where you live, can you get outside? Sunlight, particularly early morning sun, will help to reset your circadian rhythm. Get some exercise during the day, and if your climate allows, go for a leisurely relaxing walk before bedtime. Try some warm milk or tea (non-caffeinated) then get cozy in bed. A warm bath might help...and the suggestions about your room environment could help (cool air, white noise, etc) I like to snuggle up with a heating pad when I first go to bed.
Good luck, and here's hoping you get some sleep soon!!!
Mommy to BigBoy Ian (3-17-05) ; LittleBoy Connor (3-3-07) (DiGeorge/VCFS):; BabyBoy Gavin (10-3-09) x3 AngelBaby (1-7-06)