Anxiety. This is the key word of the third trimester of pregnancy. You can already imagine how your baby is formed inside your belly and with each passing day, the desire to know the baby you are generating increases more and more.
At the same time that she does not wait for the delivery to arrive, she wonders if she will be a good mother , if she will be able to handle the work that awaits her in a few weeks. It is not difficult to find reports of women in the third trimester of pregnancy, wondering if they made a good choice in getting pregnant, be it the first, second or third pregnancy. That feeling of insecurity can knock on your door! But know that all that is is fleeting, certainly as soon as the baby is born, you will feel sufficient security, firmness and disposition to take care of your baby.
At this stage you can get more tired than in the second trimester of pregnancy where the mood is one of the best things that can happen after a troubled trimester full of nausea and nausea. The belly is certainly a lot heavier than before. The baby is now growing. His training is complete and he needs to stay inside the womb to gain weight and also to mature his lungs to be able to breathe on his own after birth.
His nudges and movements are more intense and painful. Why does the baby like to kick mommy’s rib? Breathing then can become a not so easy task. The pressure that the baby and the constantly increasing uterus puts on during the third trimester of pregnancy against the lung, can make breathing difficult. Getting up, lowering, turning around, putting a simple sock on your feet is a task from another world!
Have you ever seen a turtle turned upside down? She can’t get up on her own, can she? The pregnant woman in the third trimester feels exactly like this. There are times when the woman lies down and is unable to get up , in addition to running out of air in certain positions. So it is important to have help in certain situations, that little hand to put on panties or socks will always be welcome. At this moment dad can help a lot! Put your hubby to collaborate with mommy on clothes and everything you need.
How to deal with the discomfort of the third trimester of pregnancy?
Doing an ultrasound exam for more than 5 minutes while lying on your back can be torture! That’s because the weight of the belly on the diaphragm makes breathing difficult. So if it is your case, talk to the doctor about the position, because, he will certainly help you by taking a break or changing the way you do the exam so you don’t run out of air.
We must remember that the best position for the pregnant woman is on the left side , it releases the weight of the vena cava that takes oxygen to the mother’s brain and to the fetus as well. It is also possible that you feel your feet swell more, your heart accelerate, and a lot more heat. All of this is due to the excess of blood circulation in the body.
The sensation of vaginal moisture can also increase. It is possible that due to the pressure of the uterus on the bladder, the woman has small leaks of urine. It is worth remembering that the urine smells like pee, another episode of liquid leaks with no smell or with a bleach odor , it is necessary to investigate further to check the possibility of a broken bag .
Small leaks of bloody goo can start to happen as well. These are certainly parts of the cap. However, if there is any doubt about the origin of this mucus, check with your doctor. He is able to tell whether or not there is dilation and possible signs of labor (premature or not).
A tip for pregnant women: do you want to improve the pleasure of sex during the gestational phase? Use water-based lubricating gels that play the role of cervical mucus and still control vaginal pH, reducing the chances of proliferation of fungi and bacteria responsible for infections. Famivita has developed the perfect lubricant for pregnant women and pregnant women, the FamiGel . You can buy it here in our online store.
Back pain is a constant feature of this third trimester of pregnancy. In addition, pain in the legs and also pricking in the vagina . Sometimes a woman may have the feeling that the pelvic bones are opening up so uncomfortably. This is due to the movement of the uterus (lower) and possible fitting of the baby in the pelvis.
However, the third trimester of pregnancy is not only uncomfortable, there is also the good part! Preparing the clothes for the baby’s arrival, washing, ironing and tidying up the drawers is an unparalleled pleasure for mom.
Fixing the nest for the baby’s arrival is part of the mother’s instinct . The maternity bag and also the baby’s room are carefully prepared. There is no such feeling when everything is ready just waiting for the baby.
Now is the time to provide the souvenirs and also the baby or baby shower if applicable. If you haven’t made the list before, then hurry up, your baby will be born soon! It is also possible to do the pregnancy test. He will be much more beautiful with his belly protruding and the whole family drooling around him.
If you have more children, involve them now. It will surely awaken the same love for the baby that is about to arrive. If your doctor has not given you your contact details, then ask as soon as possible! If you experience any sudden changes or strange symptoms call him immediately or go to the maternity hospital.
It’s time to prepare for childbirth! If you haven’t seen the maternity hospital and the routes to get there, it’s time to do it. Time the time of each path at different times of the day and night, imagine being stuck in the traffic jam during labor? Better to prevent!
Also, talk to your doctor about the type of delivery you will be able to have . If you want a normal birth, know that it is possible for birth to happen until 42 weeks of pregnancy . It is also possible to help speed up labor . Thinking about childbirth, keep your epilation up to date!
Imagine getting there at the maternity hospital with a forest to be devastated? Choose the best epilation for you and take care of it! If you do not want to remove all pubic hair, you can do a well-dug epilation, especially if you are having your baby by cesarean section.
Tip: If you still don’t have anyone to help you in the postpartum period, it’s time to get organized. If you are going to be alone with the baby, make a small stock of basic products in the pantry and if necessary ask for help from the baby’s mother-in-law, sister-in-law, friend or godmother.
It’s time to join forces to help the puerperal be it washing dishes, doing the laundry, ironing the clothes, cleaning the house and making the food. You will be grateful when this moment arrives!
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.