10 Most Common Third Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms
7th, 8th and 9th months of pregnancy need lots of preparation to experience those severe symptoms. Third trimester of pregnancy is full of contrasts. Even you are revved up for the homestretch, you look tired. Even you are thirsty, you will frequently go to the bathroom. So, it is essential to treat your body and mind to handle those horrible third trimester pregnancy symptoms.
Here are the third trimester pregnancy symptoms:
1. Back pain: Your growing belly size can throw off your posture. Also the relax in hormone loosens the joints in preparation for the delivery. To reduce the severe back pain, you can do pelvic tilts and use belly support garments. You can use pregnancy pillow to give support to your back and belly.
2. Breast changes: Changes in breasts will continue to prepare for breastfeeding after child birth. You may still feel your breasts tingly, sore, tender, heavy and full. [Breast and Nipple Changes During Pregnancy]
3. Mood swings: Fatigue, physical stress, and changes in your metabolism can cause mood swings during pregnancy, particularly when you are near to your labor. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect the brain chemical that regulates your mood.
4. Breathlessness: Increased belly size puts great pressure on the diaphragm thus causing difficulty in breathing. This condition is more severe in women who are carrying the baby high, carrying multiples, or has excessive amniotic fluid.
5. Frequent urination: When you are at the end of seventh month, you will gain more weight, blood volume increases and your breasts start lactating. As the baby moves deeper into the pelvis, there will be more pressure on the bladder, which causes the urge to urinate frequently even during the night.
6. Swelling: Growing uterus size causes more pressure on the veins that return blood from the legs and feet, which then result in swelling of the ankles and feet. Dilated blood vessels and water retention may cause your face and eyelids puffy, particularly in the morning.
7. Heartburn: Increasing uterus size pushes your stomach out of its normal position and thus leading to heartburn. To reduce heartburn, better to eat smaller meals and drink more and more water between the meals.
8. Varicose veins, spider veins and hemorrhoids: Improved blood flow may lead to tiny red veins, which are known as spider veins. Reddish or bluish lines beneath the skin surface are called as varicose veins. Varicose veins in the rectum are called as hemorrhoids.
9. Vaginal discharge: A pregnant woman usually notices increased vaginal discharge during the last phase of pregnancy. If you notice that any fluid like discharge leaking from your vagina, then you should talk to your doctor as it is a sign of going into labor.
10. Increased fatigue: The expanding uterus size rearranges various other organs of your body thus adding more strain. You need to slow down a little, but also you need to keep your energy up.