- Take frequent rests. It will help you with your tiredness.
- You may lose your appetite. Be extra vigilant and make sure you have frequent small meals to keep up nutrition levels.
- Learn the signs of early labour. You will be relieved that all babies born at this stage or later survive and go on to have very healthy, normal lives when attended to.
- Be aware of signs of premature labour – bleeding, cramping, contractions and leaking of fluid.
- Consider how you might feel after birth and prepare yourself
- about stitches you may need as the result of a surgical cut,
- going to the toilet,
- bladder control or
- bleeding that could take place.
Questions you may have
“Baby will try to settle head down and bottom up position in preparation for birth because it is easier for baby to come out head first during birth. Turning into position can take place right in the end! At week 36 when my little one hadn’t taken position my doctor tried to encourage my baby to take position! Sometimes babies come out bottom first or breech.”
“Contact your doctor immediately,
- In case there is pain, swelling or redness appears in the calf muscle of one leg
- If you have pain in your chest and there is difficulty in breathing
- There is sudden or very heavy blood loss from your vagina, you feel faint and your heart beat is very rapid
- You have fever, sore and a tender tummy
- There is headache, changes in your vision and vomiting