You have made it to the third trimester, weeks 28 through 40. The baby is really starting to develop and is growing rapidly. Your body is changing almost daily right along with the baby and now you are beginning to feel some major discomforts. Our old nemesis, morning sickness is beginning to raise its ugly head again.
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. 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.
Hormones, of course, can play a roll since your body is constantly changing with the baby. However, hormones are usually not the looked upon as being the culprit at this time instead it is usually a lack of space. For most it is because it is getting really crowded in there and something has to give. 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 breathes. The uterus is also pressing up against the stomach and is creating that morning sickness feeling and possibly some heartburn as well.
Nothing has really changes from how morning sickness is treated in the first trimester and how it should be treat during the third trimester. The most important things to remember are to maintain a good hydration and keep your nutrition at an acceptable level. Hydration and nutrition are extremely important throughout the pregnancy but especially now with the baby developing so fast.
One of the most suggested ways 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 as well. Keep the 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 the acupressure wristbands.
Keep your doctor informed of any changes in your condition throughout your pregnancy. Even the smallest of details need to be brought to the attention of your OB/GYN. Most doctors trust the instincts of their mothers since they know their body better than anyone else. Persistent vomiting at anytime needs to be addressed by your doctor. Vomiting could be due to a virus and not morning sickness and vomiting is more hazardous to your hydration and nutrition than anything else.
There are many natural remedies for morning sickness including hypnotherapy. You will need to experiment to find out what works best for you. Remember; always consult your OB/GYN before adding anything new to your diet during pregnancy.