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<b>Just asking for prayers, that the day before I go into labor I get a good nights rest</b>...that's all I am asking!<br><br>
I have varicose veins and nothing is working. I don't fall asleep until past 2:00 in the morning. I have to get up in the morning, for the other kiddos and my husband works nights. To say the least.... it's a long haul for me.
 

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Sending some peaceful sleepy vibes your way. I've not been sleeping much at all since prodromal labor has started so I can relate. Hoping you get some much deserved rest soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Are you having trouble sleeping due to insomnia? Mind won't turn off? I've found that the best way to get myself to sleep is first, take some magnesium before bed, then put on a movie you've already see but preferably a tv episode that will end in a half hour and then have a timer on your comp or tv to shut off after that time. That tends to take my mind off of all the things that keep me distracted at night. Before I know it I'm zonked.
 

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Oh I've been dealing with the same thing. I"m so sorry. I know exactly how you feel. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Oh that is miserable, I'm sorry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">: I've battled insomnia since I was a teenager and when I'm pregnant I tend to wake up wide awake at 2 am and have a terrible time going back to sleep. I can't nap because then I just can't fall asleep at all. A warm bath, some magnesium and laying on the couch to watch TV really does help me fall asleep in the evenings though, so maybe try those things?
 

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try biofrezze on your legs its safe during pregnacy and it makes them cold and kinda nmbs the pain away its a god send i swear!
 

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oh ouchie! I had a vein that ruptured in my leg randomly last year and it turned in to a varicose vein once it healed. I definitely know that ache. Are you wearing compression stockings during the day? I know some women swear by that! I bet Biofreeze would help a bit too. Sorry I misunderstood <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I feel your pain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> and hope you can get a couple good nights worth of sleep before baby arrives.
 

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well, here I am again. I am exhausted but the legs won't stop.<br><br>
I am actually crying ...I am so tired. Is anyone else up?<br><br>
I wore support stocking and sneakers today and stayed off my feet. I feel some contratctions and I hope it's not going anywhere because I honestly don't have the energy for this...I am thinking of calling my midwife and telling her I am going to the hospital because I need the epidurnal, I have no energy to concentrate on a natural birth.
 

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I had varicose veins removed a few days before I found out I was pregnant. New ones have eagerly taken their place!<br>
I often have to wear TEDS to bed to keep them from aching. That's what I did when I was pregnant with the last 4 kiddos as well.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had varicose veins removed a few days before I found out I was pregnant. New ones have eagerly taken their place!<br>
I often have to wear TEDS to bed to keep them from aching. That's what I did when I was pregnant with the last 4 kiddos as well.</div>
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I was looking into the surgery...but then thought, it would just come back with each pregnancy so..I opted not.<br><br>
I don't know what TEDS are??????
 
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