By the 34 week of pregnancy the uterus is increased in volume in some tens times its size reaches 32-35 cm. Sometimes, a future mother can notice uterine contractions during this period, they are called false Braxton Hicks contractions. Thus, the body “learns” to participate in the delivery.
The bones of the pelvis are under the influence of the hormone relaxin widened by a few centimeters, the steep slopes of the women begin to cause serious discomfort or pain, so she is forced to squat a little to pick up something from the floor. Fatigue increases, shortness of breath – a satellite of the third trimester – becomes tangible (this is due to the increase of pressure on the diaphragm).
Unfortunately, constipation – is frequent companion of pregnant women. The reason for “laziness” of the intestine during pregnancy in most cases is progesterone – the hormone of relaxation. With the growth of the uterus the intestines are pushed and squeezed, aggravating the delay of defecation. At irregular bowel movement the defecation becomes denser, and against this background the rectum cracks of the mucous membrane can be formed.
The burning sensation at the top of the stomach, belching and a sour taste in the mouth may be accompanied by heartburn during pregnancy. It is better to eat 5-6 times a day in small portions, eliminate from the diet fried, spicy and salty food in order to cope with the heartburn. Resist the temptation to lie down after a meal. It should pass at least 1.5 hours between the sleep and meal. You should pay attention to your wardrobe, now it is not recommended to wear tight clothing, you can also temporarily remove the bandage.
Also, heartburn can be accompanied by an aggravation of chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastritis. It is important not to allow this condition to take its own course and support the body in time.