Three Ways to Feel More Comfortable in Your Last Trimester of Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can be one of the most joyful times in your life. And although you may be super excited to meet your brand-new baby, if you're in your third trimester, you may be a little bit uncomfortable. If you are experiencing extreme fatigue, back pain, pain in your ribs, insomnia, irritability, or windedness, then you definitely want to talk to your obstetrician about some ways that you can find some relief. Even though most of these symptoms are really normal for women in their third trimester, it doesn't make them any less difficult to deal with. This article will list a few ways for you to find some relief until you get in to see your obstetrician. Ready to get comfortable? Read on to learn more. 

Pregnancy Pillow

If you haven't' already invested in a pregnancy pillow, then now is your chance. Pregnancy pillows are long pillows that contour to your back and belly which help to support them when you sleep. When you have this additional support while you're sleeping, it will take the pressure off of certain parts of your ribs and back, which will help you finally get a good night's sleep. 

Lavender Oil

The tricky thing about pregnancy is that you have to avoid a lot of chemicals and additives because they may be harmful to your growing baby. Luckily, you can use all-natural things like lavender oil. Lavender helps to soothe your muscles and joints while also calming your senses. If you are able to, have your spouse, partner, or a friend rub some lavender oil all over your back and feet to help you get some relief from your discomfort. 

Pregnancy Massage

When you go to get a professional pregnancy massage, your masseuse will help to relieve your body of all of the discomfort and pain that you are experiencing. In fact, a masseuse can rub your entire body, including your feet, your back, your shoulders, and even your neck. When you go in for your appointment, they will ask you where you are experiencing the most pain and discomfort and then go from there. 

These are just a few easy ways for you to find some relief from your third-trimester pain until you can get in and see your obstetrician. Your obstetrician will be able to give you the best advice and tips on how to safely get the relief that you have been wanting.