You’re in your third trimester and closer to the big day. Baby is growing rapidly now, meaning you could be gaining additional weight.
The baby’s fast development highlights the need to monitor your nutrition even more. By now, your body’s digestion process may have slowed, increasing instances of heartburn or indigestion. Try eating snacks throughout the day if you haven’t done so already. Choose a balance of nutrients during snack time—combine calcium-rich cheese with fresh fruit. Eating smaller meals throughout the day may also help. Avoid a heavy meal late at night, as the associated indigestion may prevent you from having a good night’s sleep.
It’s not abnormal to still experience back pain. Baby’s increasing size puts more pressure on your body, as does the added weight your body has during pregnancy.
To help minimize back pain, try a few of the following tips:
To help alleviate back pain during pregnancy, try using ice packs, support devices or acetaminophen. Although back pain itself presents no reason to contact your doctor, you should seek help if the pain becomes severe or the pain becomes rhythmic or cramping, a sign of preterm labor.