Why do I feel so uncomfortable?

Why do I feel so uncomfortable in the third trimester? Midwife Nikki Khan answers your pregnancy Qs.

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Midwife Nikki Khan says…

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It sounds like your baby is lying in an awkward position. Your tummy will be changing shape as your baby settles into your pelvis ready for birth. A common concern is that this discomfort is due to labour pains, but they wouldn’t subside after you’d just changed position. Use a supportive pillow under your bump, particularly when lying on your less comfortable right side – expectant mums often have a preferred side, thought to be connected to the way their baby is lying. For most women, this discomfort eases after a week or two as the uterine muscles adjust to the baby’s head being in the pelvis. However, if the pain persists, see your midwife.

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