Pregnancy Third Trimester
During the third trimester, an expectant mother is eating, resting, and breathing for two people: fatigue is common. Weight increases at about 1 pound (0.5 kg) per week.
Symptoms that occur during the third trimester include:
- Back pain:
- Coccyx pain
- Braxton-Hicks contractions:
- Painless uterine contractions
- Contractions occur at regular intervals
- Excessive gas
- Worsening fatigue
- Frequent urination:
- Uterus places more pressure on the bladder
- About 1 out of every 5 women have itching.
- Lower abdominal pain:
- Enlarging uterus places stress on ligaments in the pelvis.
- Pain may radiate to the back.
- Difficulty breathing:
- Worse during activity
- Rapid breathing rate
- Difficulty sleeping
- Leg swelling (bilateral):
- Weight gain:
- About 1 pound (0.5 kg) per week
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