The discomforts of the first trimesters are back and they bring some other problems as well. Here are some of the symptoms of the third trimester:
It is like you are always tired and exhausted. In your second trimester, you are much more energetic and you feel better. One of the reasons of fatigue is a lack of sleep because of your frequent visit to the loo and the discomfort due to your oversized belly. You are advised to eat well, drink a lot of water and sleep well. Anemia also causes fatigue, if you feel too fatigued and unusually tired, you must visit the doctor. She might advise you to do a blood test to check whether you are suffering from anemia or not.
As your babies grow your uterus grows as well, so having abdominal pain is very common during the third trimester. Your babies’ are gaining weight rapidly. Some of the major physical development and growth of the babies happen during these three months. The ligament that supports your lower abdomen stretches resulting in lower abdominal cramps and sharp pain.
Braxton Hicks contractions:
As the muscles in the uterus prepare your body for delivery you will feel false contractions. These contractions are hard to differentiate from actual labour but you do feel the contractions. These takes place throughout your third trimester. As you due date arrives these false contractions will increase. It only lasts for about 15- 30 seconds or maximum up to 2 minutes. These are one of the most unpleasant experiences of your pregnancy. But twins have the tendency to come to the world before time, so if you are feeling these contractions for a long time call your doctor immediately.
As your babies grow bigger inside your uterus, it exerts a greater amount of pressure upon the bladder resulting you to visit the loo very often. You feel as if you have absolutely no control over your bladder. You just have to do the hard work of going to the bathroom each time as there is no other remedy. Sometimes you will find yourself leaking when you are sneezing or coughing. You can opt to wear a panty liner to absorb any leakage.
Your uterus is big enough to crowd all other internal organs inside your body, the stomach and its contents push other organs upwards this is also why you tend to have a prolonged heart-burning sensation. Progesterone is a hormone which is produced in excess during pregnancy. This hormone is another reason for you to experience heart burn.
Avoid eating oily, spicy and greasy food. You should eat food items which are easily digestible. You can consult your doctor if you feel very uncomfortable.
This is when your blood vessels swell and become large and are visible on the surface of your skin. They are mostly bluish-purplish in colour and are most likely to be found on your lower body. The quantity of blood increases in your body when you are pregnant causing pressure on the veins. Carrying twins make you overweight as you are carrying twice the weight of a woman carrying a single baby. This is the reason why you have high chances of getting varicose veins.
Exercising, keeping a check on your weight, getting enough rest and eating well can help you avoid varicose veins.