When new mothers first learn they are expecting, usually they are filled with happiness. But as pregnancy progresses, mothers also start to experience the not-so-enjoyable effects due to changes in the body such as nausea, hormonal issues, weight gain, cravings, mood swings and others. So, motherhood is not an easy-peasy deal we get that, but it feels so good to share your struggles and experiences with other mothers so you know you are not alone in this journey.
As the due date approaches, a lot of mothers tend to become anxious. They can barely contain the mixed feelings of holding the baby weight in their arms rather than their tummy. So, why exactly is the last phase of pregnancy the most difficult one?
1. Not sure of the due date
Just because your doctor gives you a due date as a reference, it does not mean that your baby will arrive at that very same day. Many times, the babies decide to stay longer or even come earlier than expected. Feeling a bit restless because of this fact might be exhausting but at the same time, it is very normal and common.
2. Weight Gain
As your due date approaches, you are officially carrying your baby along with all the amniotic fluid, placenta, huge portions of food, and drinks. Living with that extra weight can be a struggle as you are about to reach the end of your term.
3. You have no more patience
There are days when you are perfectly fine, but there are also days when you have literally no patience about anything. And by anything I mean that it is common that a lot of women snap even at the smallest things when their due date approaches because let’s face it, being pregnant for nine whole months is not an easy task.
4. Hemorrhoids and discomfort
Because of the baby sac, your uterus is under pressure, thus you may suffer from constipation that leads to significant discomfort including hemorrhoids and itching.
5. Feeling unease
Weight gain and hemorrhoids are not the only physical discomforts one experiences. There are other problems women most commonly encounter such as muscle cramps, swollen legs, digestive issues, and contractions can be very bothering too.
By the end of your pregnancy, sleepless nights can become a norm. Well, having a huge belly kicking inside of you might interfere with the quality of your sleep.
7. Frequent urination
Your stressed-out bladder is another reason you might have frequent trips to the bathroom.
Pregnancy can take quite a toll in your life, however, there is no alternative to patient waiting. So, you might as well enjoy the last few days of being pregnant before you become to busy running around your little one.
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