Third Trimester Pregnancy

Third Trimester Pregnancy

During third trimester of pregnancy you need to face certain challenging physical and emotional sections. Your baby will grow faster during this period and you will be more anxious.

The symptoms that occurs during this period includes

Back Pain

During this period your baby will gain weight and at the same time the hormones of pregnancy make your joints relaxed especially the pelvic joint. All these may leads to back pain and hip pain.


As your uterus pushes your stomach away from its normal position you may have heartburn. In order to keep the stomach acids in place you need to drink a lot of fluids and take small meals.

Shortness of Breath

This can be due to the pressure exerted on the lungs by the growing uterus.


When your baby grows and moves down to the pelvic region you may have  frequent urge for urination. This extra pressure on bladder may at times cause leaking of urine especially when you sneeze, laugh etc.

Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

You will have good blood circulation at the time of pregnancy and this may sprout very small blood vessels on the arms, face and neck. Similarly you may have bluish or reddish varicose vein that lies beneath your skin surface and it may appears especially on your legs. There is possibility for the development of hemorrhoids too.

Breast Growth

You may still have breast growth and by the end of your pregnancy you may have additional one kg on your breast.

Braxton Hicks Contractions

Your uterus may start to warm up with very weak contractions that appear and vanish soon. If it’s true labor then the contraction will persist for long and it becomes stronger every time and will repeat continuously.


You may also develop swelling on your legs as the uterus exerts pressure on the veins that comes from the legs. The swelling in turn add pressure on the nerves and may develop numbness, tingling etc.


By the end of your pregnancy you may gain 11 to 16 kgs from your initial weight and in this your baby, placenta, amniotic fluid, breasts, blood volume, fluid retention etc too accounts.


You will very anxious about your labor pain, delivery and overwhelmed, particularly when it is your first baby. The physical changes that are happening to you may leads to frustration. You may be conscious about your figure after the delivery. The hormonal imbalance may take off your sleep and you will be worried. The best thing to get over such situation is to talk to your baby and enjoy the moment.