You're almost there!
Itâs time for your last antenatal appointment. Yes! Youâve done it. <br><br>
BraxtonÂ HicksÂ contractions,Â itchyÂ belly, troubled sleep,Â swollenÂ feetÂ andÂ 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>
Increased 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>
Diarrhea at this stage can also be an indication that babyÂ isÂ on his way to come out.Â Maternity belts and pregnancy massages can be of good relief at this stage.