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Your Pregnant Body Month by Month

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Updated July 17, 2014

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Pregnancy Month Eight
Your Pregnant Body Month by Month
Physical challenges may begin in this month. Exercise, particularly in a swimming pool, can help alleviate some of the stress. You may also notice the return to some of the earlier pregnancy symptoms like fatigue, frequent urination, and insomnia.

Physical Changes in Pregnancy

  • You may tire easily as you come down this final stretch. Some women report that they could sleep all day but have trouble sleeping at night. Some say that this is to help prepare you for the sleepless nights ahead. Nap whenever you can.
  • You may find that you are simply uncomfortable. Try yoga, swimming and light exercise to help relieve some of the pain you experience.
  • As your baby drops further into your pelvis, you may need to urinate more often.

Emotional Mom

  • As the birth draws closer, you may worry about your ability to parent.
  • Talk to your partner about ways to handle the upcoming birth emotionally and physically. Ask your childbirth educator or doulas for advice.

Pregnancy Month Eight

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