As a new mom, it's natural to have concerns and questions about what to expect during pregnancy. One common worry is what happens if your water breaks, especially during the night when you're fast asleep. The truth is, there is a simple solution that has been tested by other mom’s. We’ve got the inside scoop for you!
The Reality of Your Water Breaking During Pregnancy
First off, let's talk about what actually happens when your water breaks. Many movies depict a dramatic gush of water that signals the start of labor. While this can happen, it's not always the case.
In reality, your water breaking can range from a subtle trickle to a sudden rush. It may not even be immediately noticeable if it happens while you're sleeping. This is where having proper mattress protection becomes crucial.
A Lifesaver Mat is the perfect solution. We recommend sleeping on one in late pregnancy for your comfort and peace of mind.
Why Choose a Lil Helper Lifesaver Mat During Pregnancy?
- Absorbency: The Lil Helper Lifesaver Mat is designed to quickly absorb any fluid leakage, providing excellent protection for your mattress. Made with multiple layers of absorbent material, it ensures that any liquid is contained and doesn't seep through to your mattress.
- Comfort: Pregnancy already comes with its fair share of discomforts, so having a comfortable sleeping surface is essential. The Lifesaver Mat is soft and gentle against your skin, ensuring a restful night's sleep even during those final weeks of pregnancy.
- Peace of Mind: Knowing that you have reliable mattress protection gives you one less thing to worry about during this exciting but potentially stressful time. With a Lifesaver Mat in place, you can sleep peacefully. You know that any unexpected fluid leakage will be taken care of. It also has a waterproof PUL layer so even if saturated by a sudden rush of fluids - your mattress is protected.
Don’t believe us? Ask other moms.
We got inspired to share this water breaking lifesaver with you after reading a post from a mom in our parenting group Unsnapped. We followed up with Jesse B who recently tested our Lifesaver Mats in exactly this scenario:
It was 2/21/23, a frosty Tuesday night after a loooong 11-hour day at work, 38 weeks pregnant. A huge ice storm was anticipated later that night, and I was happy to be home. I spent some time eating and hydrating before getting into bed to get some rest. I snuggled down in bed to get comfortable.
Two days earlier, I had some painful contractions that ceased after an hour. But it was enough to make me put my daughter’s old lifesaver mat down on my bed, just in case. I slept on the silky side up for two nights, as I didn’t think it would really happen in bed *like in the movies* right? About 5 minutes after turning off the light, I felt a sharp twinge and pressure, with baby moving around quite a bit. Then I felt it—a HUGE gush, then another gush JUST AS BIG as I moved. I said a quiet “oh my” and I told my husband (who had just fallen asleep) my water had just broken! I immediately started shaking with adrenaline—our baby was on his way!
I am SO VERY THANKFUL I put my Lil Helper Lifesaver Mat down and slept on it those days. It legit SAVED MY BED! My water break was so terrific that I needed to wrap the Lifesaver mat around my legs (cloth diaper style, haha!) and waddle to the bathroom. It did a great job holding all the fluids in as I tottered across the room. So I guess it also saved my rug and hardwood floors! We headed to the hospital 20 minutes later, and I am so thankful for my Lifesaver Mat!
My only wish was that I had two mats, so I could have wrapped the other around my waist on the way to the hospital—a regular bath towel did NOT cut it. 🥴🤣 Currently, the lifesaver mat has a permanent spot on our couch for diaper changes (unless it’s in the wash!). Never would I have imagined one mat would be such a lifesaver. 💗😊💗
So not only are Lifesaver Mat’s tried and tested for that water breaking moment - you’ll find as a new parent you keep using your Lifesaver Mat for years to come - it really is the Mat with a million uses!
Additional Tips for Dealing with Water Breaking
While having a Lil Helper Lifesaver Mat is a great precautionary measure, here are a few additional tips to keep in mind if your water breaks:
- Stay Calm: Remember that your water breaking is a normal part of the birthing process. Stay calm and focus on what needs to be done next.
- Contact Your Healthcare Provider: Reach out to your healthcare provider as soon as possible after your water breaks. They will provide guidance on what steps to take next and when to head to the hospital.
- Keep Track of Contractions: Pay attention to any contractions you may experience after your water breaks. Timing them can help determine the progress of labor.
- Pack Your Hospital Bag in Advance: It's always a good idea to have an emergency bag packed and ready for when the time comes.
In conclusion, having a Lil Helper Lifesaver Mat can offer you comfort, absorbency, and peace of mind during the third trimester of pregnancy. With proper mattress protection in place, you can rest easy knowing that you're ready for whatever comes your way.
So why not invest in a Lil Helper Lifesaver Mat today? You deserve the best possible sleep during this special time in your life!
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