Congratulations, you have made it to the third trimester! The baby is really starting to develop and grow rapidly. Your body is changing almost daily right along with the baby. However, you may begin to experience some major discomforts. Morning sickness may start to come back.
Most morning sickness is thought about in the first trimester; however, it is not uncommon to have morning sickness in the third trimester as well. Not every woman experiences the same things. For some it may be some general aches and pains in the knees and back. Your feet are probably bothering you more than anything else and then here come those morning sickness feelings again.
Hormones are not always to blame for the way a pregnant woman feels. Sometimes, it is simply a lack of space. The baby is taking up a lot of space and the uterus is pressing up against other organs. The lungs are being press upon, and you are probably experiencing some shortness of breaths.
Nothing has really changed in terms of how morning sickness is treated between the first and third trimesters. The most important things to remember are to maintain good hydration and keep your nutrition at an acceptable level. Hydration and nutrition are extremely important throughout pregnancy, but especially now during the baby’s rapid development.
A suggested way to avoid third trimester morning sickness is to reduce the size of your meals and increase the number of meals throughout the day. This will also cut down on heartburn. Keep ginger ale close by as ginger drinks and snacks are a staple in managing nausea. Sucking on ice chips is recommended and if the feeling of nausea does not subside, you may resort to using acupressure wristbands. In addition, try to avoid lying down after eating and don’t eat spicy foods.
Be sure to keep your doctor informed of any changes in your condition during pregnancy, no matter how small. Your OB/GYN needs to know about all new symptoms, since some can be indicative of bigger problems. While vomiting is common during pregnancy, persistent vomiting may signify a virus which can lead to dehydration and malnutrition, posing a serious health risk. Trust your instincts and don’t hesitate to bring up anything with your doctor.
There are many ways to find relief from morning sickness. Some natural remedies include hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and ginger. You will need to experiment to find out what works best for you. Remember to always consult your OB/GYN before adding anything new to your diet during pregnancy.