Special Report: Belly Bed
Long before the baby's first cry... Soon to be moms...are up all night.
Lisa Fahey/ 6 months pregnant: It's broken sleep. It's never straight through.
At 6 months a long...Lisa Fahey faces the "pregnancy problem"
Doctors tell an expecting mom not to sleep on her back because of concerns it may interfer with blood flow to the baby...
And Lisa's belly is just too big...so she's stuck on her side...which can be painful.
Lisa fahey 6 months pregnant
"very uncomfortable…just lower back pain. Your legs throb."
Lucky for Lisa...her sister in law, Kim, is a massage therapist in holbrook...with an imagination.
Using the idea of pool floaties....
Kim Fahey Are you comfortable? Yes
Kim invented the "belly bed".
Kim Fahey This allows them to lay face down which takes pressure off of the low back and leaves the baby in a more free floating position.
The bed comes in two sizes and has large openings for both her belly and face...
Kim fahey Bella massage & wellness center
During the early stages they can place them in the hole to make up the difference.
as well as a breathing hole.
The bed can also help women lie on their side more comfortably.
If you're thinking this sounds *crazy*... Lisa says she thought the same thing until she tried it.
Lisa Fahey At first we were kind of like "what" and then I used it and I'm like she came up with a great idea.
Kim Fahey It's nice to know that people can now rest comfortably especially through their pregnancy.
Kim has been selling the bed for about a year now...
and she's found it helps more than just "moms to be".
Kim Fahey One woman had liver tumors which left her stomach distended. She was able to sleep comfortably.
The bed costs $40 for the smaller version or $50 for the larger version.
Kim is in the process of making some newer beds...including a see through one in case you get claustrophobic.
But before you try the belly bed you should talk with your doctor.
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