- Do pelvic floor exercises – this will help strengthen muscles and ligaments and prevent leakages later when you cough, laugh, cry….
- Have frequent healthy snacks.
- Drink plenty of water and have high fibre foods – to prevent gassiness and constipation.
- Get gentle back massages for backache.
- Talk about your feelings with family members and friends who have had a baby. – it is quite normal to feel anxious.
- Discuss your fears about pregnancy and motherhood with your husband.
Questions you may have
“1 in 2 pregnant women generally feel anxiety at this stage. It is common. I was asked not to get worried about worrying! I spoke to a close friend about her experience when she was pregnant. That helped.”
“I felt the same! It’s because our baby is growing rapidly in size and our muscles which help with balance are relaxing to provide space. I also find it difficult to do things that I like doing – sleeping on my belly!”