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It’s time for your last antenatal appointment. Yes! You’ve done it. <br><br>\r\n\r\nBraxton Hicks contractions, itchy belly, troubled sleep, swollen feet and ankles shall still remain there. You must be observing increased mucus discharge as your cervix is softening and preparing itself for labour. Slightly bloody mucus discharge is known as bloody show by practitioners. It signifies that labour is coming. <br><br>\r\n\r\nIncreased humidity draws fluids into body tissues, hence pregnant women living in humid areas shall have more swelling than others. But swelling in your hands and face along with abdominal pain or severe headaches could be because of pregnancy-induced hypertension. It can be dangerous as it prevents the placenta from getting adequate oxygen, blood and food for the little one. <br><br>\r\n\r\nDiarrhea at this stage can also be an indication that baby is on his way to come out. Maternity belts and pregnancy massages can be of good relief at this stage.