Previously, We have had a detailed discussion on Changes that happens in the body of pregnant women in the first trimester and second trimester. The third trimester of a woman’s pregnancy starts from week 29 to week 40, months seven, eight, and nine. Feelings at this stage of pregnancy tend to go from tiredness and worry to excitement about the baby coming into this world. Your baby continues to grow, and your changes in your body start to slow down. As the third trimester progresses, they’ll have a better chance of being born early, i.e., premature.
Body Changes For The Mother In Third Trimester
These are the following Top 10 changes that happen during the third trimester in the body of pregnant women :
Braxton Hicks Contractions
These are the pre-labor contractions that a woman goes through in the third trimester. Your cervix starts to get thin and soft in preparation for labor. Braxton hicks contractions are normal and happen to all pregnant women. When you start to get Braxton hicks, you might want to start packing your labor kit and be ready to go to the hospital for birth anytime soon.
Sudden Pain And Muscle Cramps
Women in the third trimester can suffer from sudden pain in some areas while coughing or sneezing, or even peeing. The only way to avoid this is to avoid sudden movements that cause such pains. Women in the third trimester also feel muscle cramps. This happens due to a lack of calcium in the body.
Women can also face difficulty in sleeping. The overwhelming emotions of having a baby and other hormonal changes can cause issues with sleeping. Since taking a good amount of sleep is necessary for your and the baby’s health, it’s important to practice regular sleep habits. You might have to stay more active during the day, so you feel tired and eventually sleep at night without any difficulty.