Fat belly: your body has changed

The last three months of your pregnancy have arrived, also called 'third trimester'. It is no different than when your child grows in your stomach, that your body changes. Your child quadruples in weight during this period! Your stomach grows, hormones vomit through your body, your uterus will press against your ribs - which can feel quite annoying - and getting up quickly does not happen anymore. Everything is just a bit more difficult, even 'just' rolling over in bed is no longer 'normal'.

The end is in sight, the last part of the pregnancy has arrived and you can have to deal with all sorts of discomforts. Your body is no longer yours alone, you share it temporarily with that small worm and your body adapts to that. A few more months and then you will get it all for yourself again. But until that time ... just go through!


In the last part of your pregnancy, you may feel less energetic. You are tired faster than before. Logically, you also have to carry a little more weight, logically that everything becomes more difficult. Just take some extra moments of rest and accept that you can move a little less work in the coming weeks than before. That will come again.
The fatigue can add extra because many women can not sleep well during the last few months of the pregnancy. You just do not feel so good anymore, you can find your turn difficult, your stomach is in your bed and turning around is quite a task in itself. With a bit of bad luck you may go out a few times at night to go pee.
Therefore try to take some extra rest moments during the day. There is nothing wrong with that. Do not expect yourself to maintain the same pace from before pregnancy.

Hard bellies

In the last part of your pregnancy, your stomach can sometimes feel like a hard ball is in, you have a 'hard belly'. It is not a wee but it is a kind of exercise pain. They usually come more often when you are tired, so have been active. Listen carefully to your body and take less hay on your fork. You will see that you will suffer less from 'hard bellies'.


An annoying ailment, a bit embarrassing, but they do belong. Of course it does not have to, but many pregnant women suffer from it. In fact, hemorrhoids are nothing other than varicose veins of the anus. They arise from the pressure of the uterus on the large blood vessels. The veins then become larger and expand and the hormone progesterone makes the vats a little extra loose so they expand even more.
Keep moving as much as possible and try to avoid clogging. This can only make it worse.

Striemen - stretch marks

Stretch marks, you've probably heard of it, although not everyone gets them, the chances are big. They appear automatically when the skin is stretched by the growing uterus and other weight gain. Some women are more sensitive to it than others. The stretch marks are pink or red and usually run across the abdomen and breasts. After delivery the color changes more towards your skin color.
The stretch marks can not be prevented with any cream. The only thing you can do is to monitor your weight as much as possible and try to avoid extreme weight gain. Keep moving (also good for hemorrhoids) and keep your muscles strong!

Pelvic instability

Because the bands and tissue of the pelvic girdle soften, the pelvis become smooth and agile. In itself this is normal and that should be the case even when the softening is too star, the pelvis can slide relative to each other and the muscles and bands around the pelvic belt have to work extra hard to keep the pelvis stable. Pelvic instability causes pain and limits you in your movement.
Sometimes therapy can offer a solution.

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