Third Trimester of Pregnancy -Symptoms
Third Trimester of Pregnancy - Changes and Symptoms. T...
The common complications which may happen during the third trimester of pregnancy are:
The placenta is the food supply of the baby inside the womb. Usually the placenta is found lying on the lower side of the uterus and it starts growing and moves towards, above the uterus due to the growth of the baby.
The placenta completely moves to the top of the uterus at the Third Trimester. But in fewer instances of pregnancy, the placenta doesn’t move and also starts covering the mouth of the cervix partially or completely. The Cervix is the way where the baby can come through and reach the vagina during the delivery time. The placenta covering the cervix is called placenta previa.
Treatment of Placenta Previa:
There are no any medical or surgical treatment for diagnose this, but C section is the common, advisable option of delivery if it is severe.
A Thing to remember:
Another common complication during third trimester of pregnancy is Placental Abruption. As the placenta is the one which supplies the oxygen and food for the baby, it plays very important role in the growth of the baby. And this placenta detaches from the wall of the uterus after the baby comes out at the time of birth.
The placenta getting detached earlier than before the baby comes out is called Placental abruption. When this happens, the supply of oxygen and nutrition for the baby will be stopped completely and this is a pressing danger to the baby in the womb. Also the pregnant lady may bleed at this time.
Surgery of C section or induced labor will be recommended if the pregnant woman is close to delivery time.
The disorder Preeclampsia occurs when the blood pressure becomes very high during pregnancy and it happens mostly after the 20th week. If Preeclampsia occurs, it may affect other organs such as Kidneys, and lungs.
If it is the early stage of pregnancy and if there is no major risk, then the pregnant woman is asked to be on complete bed rest to avoid continuous high blood flow to the placenta.
Gestational Diabetes is the most common complication during the third trimester od pregnancy. In pregnancy, the body needs more insulin for the glucose levels to be stable. Due to hormonal changes, if the level of glucose cannot be completely controlled by the insulin, then the blood sugar levels will increase. This condition is called Gestational diabetes.
By Nature the baby in the womb is completely covered by a sac which is called Amniotic sac and it contains Amniotic fluids. This Amniotic sac usually breaks and opens just before the labour. But if this membrane (Amniotic sac) breaks before 37th week, when the baby is still not grown to be ready for the birth, the condition is called as Preterm Premature Rupture of Membrane (PPROM).
If the growth of the baby is not normal in the womb, then the baby’s weight will be very less even after the 38th week of pregnancy. This undergrowth is called IUGR.
If the pregnant woman does not deliver the baby even after the completion of 42 weeks in the absence of natural labour pain, it increases the risk of the lives of both baby and mother.
The abnormal position of the vertex of the baby’s head in the pelvic area is called as Malpresentation. Breech position is the most common malpresentation.
These information are just for your knowledge and be cautioned about the symptoms. Do not delay to call your Doctor when you face even a slight discomfort or doubt about your pregnancy.