Sunday, 19 February 2012

Third Trimester- Tips For Mom;s

Be wary of varicose veins 
Don’t stand too long if you suffer from leg cramps and varicose veins (enlarged and swollen veins). If a varicose vein ruptures, it will cause heavy bleeding. You can wear tight clothing and tube socks to protect affected areas, and place a cushion under your legs while you sleep to raise them slightly.

Bond with your little one
Since your baby has developed his hearing at this point, you can start talking to him or singing to him. Keep count of your baby’s movements, and try stroking your belly while lying on the bed, just to feel the movements. This can be the start of a beautiful relationship between just the two of you.

Express colostrum (first milk)
Starting from the 33rd week of pregnancy, you should express your colostrum to prevent engorgement, blocked duct, low milk supply or cracked nipples. However, if you start getting uterine cramps, stop or postpone the expression. When in doubt, consult your doctor immediately.

Smooth away stretch marks
As your belly increases, stretch marks may start appearing on the chest, hips and thighs. If you don’t experience a rapid weight gain, there will be fewer chances of getting stretch marks. Just apply moisturiser or lotion after bathing, and massage your abdomen to moisturise your skin.

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