In a twinkling of an eye, pregnancy has entered its final stage. Soon after, look forward to many days of baby will formally meet with you! While excited, expectant mothers must pay attention to their own physical condition and prepare for labor.
With the growth of the fetus, many expectant mothers will feel uncomfortable, such as palpitation, shortness of breath, chest tightness, stomach discomfort and other symptoms, but also by edema, frequent urination, cramps, uterine contractions and other troubles. If you are facing these problems, let’s see how to deal with them.
1. What about cramps in the third trimester of pregnancy?
Many expectant mothers suffer from cramps and painful awakening during the night. Pregnancy cramps are mostly caused by calcium deficiency, fatigue, poor sleeping posture, and cold sleeping.
When cramps occur, mothers-to-be can get out of bed and land on their heels, or lie flat with their heels against the wall to relieve pain.
Prevention is also very important in peacetime. We should pay attention to balanced diet and scientific calcium supplementation. In addition, we should also pay attention to proper exercise; when sleeping, we can use the pillow of pregnant women to help ourselves sleep well and better prevent cramps.
2. What about insomnia in the third trimester of pregnancy?
Near the due date, there are also many pregnant mothers with insomnia, often tossing and turning for a long time can not sleep, or nightmares all night.
Take a hot bath before going to bed, which is more conducive to falling asleep; create a comfortable sleep environment can improve the quality of sleep; eat sleeping food three hours before going to bed, such as bananas, warm milk, walnuts, etc., to avoid eating food containing saturated fatty acids.
3. What about late pregnancy edema?
Most expectant mothers have edema in the third trimester of pregnancy, mainly in their feet. This is mainly due to changes in endocrine after pregnancy, resulting in water and sodium retention in the body, pregnancy uterus pressure pelvic to lower limb veins, so that the lower limb blood flow is blocked, resulting in lower limb edema.
Eating low-salt meals can reduce the risk of edema. Avoid standing or squatting for as long as possible. When sleeping, you can use pillows to pad your lower limbs. You can also take the left sleeping position.
When sitting, you can lift your feet and rest, and rotate your ankles and feet to increase blood circulation. Edema is very serious, for example, if it exceeds the knee, it is recommended to see a doctor.
4. What about the frequency of urination in the third trimester of pregnancy?
In the third trimester of pregnancy, the enlarged uterus oppresses the bladder, so that the amount of urine stored in the bladder is less than usual, so it is easy to urinate frequently. Generally, it occurs 1-2 weeks before parturition.
In addition, due to the increase of maternal metabolites and the excretion of fetal metabolites from the mother, the workload of the kidney is greatly increased and the urine volume is increased.
Strengthen muscle strength exercise, do more perineal muscle contraction exercise, can control urination, but also reduce the birth canal laceration. Do not drink water for 1-2 hours before going to bed at night. If you want to urinate, you should urinate in time instead of suffocating; change your underwear every day; strengthen nutrition and build up your body.
Don’t forget that the frequency of maternity tests during the third trimester has increased. Although it is troublesome and inconvenient, expectant mothers must insist on weekly prenatal examination.