Third trimester: Week 29- 40

By December 17, 2013Pregnancy

By the third trimester you’re in the final stretch, however, sometimes symptoms experienced in the second trimester continue, plus the third trimester comes with its own challenges Ripper. Most notably, many women find it difficult to breathe normally, and they have to go to the toilet more often. This is normal though, and it’s due to the fact that your baby is getting bigger and putting more pressure on your organs.

Other common changes to the body in the third trimester include:

  • Heartburn
  • Preeclampsia
  • Haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Very tender and swollen breasts which might also leak colostrum (pre-milk)
  • Your belly button might ‘pop’
  • You might be having trouble sleeping or getting comfortable
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