Just over it
QI CAN’T COPE WITH MY PREGNANT BODY ANY MORE. I’M 20 WEEKS PREGNANT AND IT’S ALREADY TOO BIG AND AWKWARD.
AMidwife Megan Baker says: When you reach the halfway point in pregnancy, the finish line can seem one too many bathroom trips away. The nausea is likely to have passed but the heartburn may be starting. Your skin feels as though it couldn’t stretch another centimetre and your expanding bump is already leaving you breathless. How are you going to make it through another 20 weeks? The latter part of pregnancy, when the weight of the growing baby may cause back pain, breathlessness, varicose veins, swollen legs, heartburn and haemorrhoids, can be uncomfortable. However, there are ways to help you through each of these discomforts. Swimming, massage and yoga can relieve backache, while sleeping in a more upright position can help with breathlessness and heartburn. Drinking plenty of water and eating a high-fibre diet can help reduce the discomfort of haemorrhoids – and hopefully you won’t experience all of these issues at once!