- Your blood pressure gets a little lower than it usually is. Don’t get up abruptly from a chair or sofa as you could feel dizzy.
- Don’t compare the size of your belly with other pregnant women. It varies from person to person. Just make sure all is going well at your antenatal check-ups.
- Use a foot rest to raise your feet slightly when resting. It helps with back pain.
- When standing, place one foot on a low stool when possible to take some pressure off your lower back.
- Drink plenty of fluids, combat constipation with added fiber, and avoid straining when you go to the bathroom.
Questions you may have
“I could not feel my baby move at 18 weeks. My doctor told me it is completely normal. She also told to not try to count my baby's movements until at least 30 or 31 weeks!”
“I was offered a scan called an anomaly scan for my doctor to look at my baby in detail to see if there is anything unusual about his/her development and appearance. I was also told that I don’t need to have it if I don’t want to.”