Pregnancy Week 31

What should you know about pregnancy week 31? The truth is that things are getting quite crowded inside your uterus, and this is why this might be the perfect moment to start considering different questions regarding birth. Also this is the moment to come up with a plan.

Symptoms during the 31st week of pregnancy

It is common for women to experience during this period heartburn and indigestion. Instead of having few larger meals, you should opt for eating more often and smaller meals. Also don’t forget to have a lot of water.

At this time you may feel like you look like a duck. This is because the ligaments loosen and your hips become wider to make room for the little one. You shouldn’t be worried about this because things will get back to normal.

Pregnancy week 31 is just perfect to decide upon the final details of you giving birth. In case you opt for having the baby in a hospital, in a little while you can pre-register. This way you can be sure that you won’t have to fill in form while you are already in labor.

The changes in your body

It is just natural that as the baby gains more weight so it is natural to be more difficult for you to carry it around. In this period it is normal to experience pain in the lower back and the hips, especially during the night.

Since the baby is growing during pregnancy week 31, it is just natural that your internal organs have less space, and this is why you could feel like you have to take more breaths. Still the good thing is that the bigger the baby gets, the easier it is for you to distinguish the different body parts.

In the moment when the baby moves, your legs could become numb, or you may have to use the bathroom urgently.

Labor pain

During the 31st week of pregnancy you might be thinking about pain management during labor. In this case you have two options: you feel everything, or you feel nothing. There are two main kinds of medication that you could consider. One of them is analgesics that have an effect on the entire body or local anesthetics that affect only a certain area.

There is a lot to think about during pregnancy week 31, but the truth is that there is no right or wrong decision.