So it is late in your pregnancy and you are sensing various symptoms during this time that make you uncomfortable periodically. One aspect of late pregnancy discomfort is the lack of ability to sleep and some gynecologists recommend that you not drink caffeine at night since it serves as a stimulant and makes sleeping difficult. You can also drink herbal teas, exercise or take a warm bath to help you sleep better at night. Leg cramps and shortness of breath are also symptoms of late pregnancy discomfort. Another common discomfort is swelling in the legs and feet. You will want to find solutions that can reduce swelling in feet and legs during pregnancy. Back pain is another type of late pregnancy discomfort and a massage works best to relieve it.
Generally during the third trimester of pregnancy, you would experience pain and discomfort in the breasts. To ensure that your breasts feel better during pregnancy and to accommodate their recent growth, you want to wear a bra that offers the best support. If you are not sure which size bra you now wear since the pregnancy, you can have a salesperson measure you. Your breasts may also give off a yellow and thick discharge during late pregnancy and other symptoms include sore nipples and tenderness.
Pregnancy and Gas
Throughout the middle to final stages of pregnancy some women experience an increase in bloating and gas in their bodies. To reduce the passing off gas, it would be a good idea to avoid foods that cause the gas such as beans, broccoli, and asparagus. Some pregnant women find that dairy products cause excess gas so they reduce their intake of it. Since pregnancy causes your digestive system to work slower to process food, you should eat small rather than big meals. When you eat you should do it slowly.
Symptoms At Eight Months
When you are eight months pregnant, there are other symptoms that could cause discomfort. The American Pregnancy Association states that shortness of breath is a common symptom for those in their eighth month of pregnancy and the reason for this is due to the pressure of the uterus on a woman’s diaphragm. It will also be difficult for women in this stage of pregnancy to balance themselves. Tiredness also occurs among those in late pregnancy stages.
Blood Glucose Levels and Pregnancy
If you are diabetic and pregnant, you will especially need to watch blood glucose levels during the last few months of your pregnancy to avoid a sudden increase in high blood pressure that could be deadly. Limit your intake of carbohydrates so that you will maintain a normal glucose level. You should also do safe physical exercises since it regulates blood glucose levels.
The middle to last stage of pregnancy is a trying time because of all the physical symptoms you experience regularly. However, many of them are normal and if you take steps to reduce the symptoms’ intensity through lifestyle changes or medicines, things will improve for you gradually. Talk with your doctor about late term physical symptoms and what his suggestions would be for reducing them on a daily basis.