In the 36th week of pregnancy, if the baby's head has fitted into the mother's pelvis, the belly will drop and the woman may notice that she is breathing better. However, the pressure in the pelvis and the urge to urinate will increase.
On the other hand, in the 36th week, the pregnant woman may also notice:
- Back pain.
- Heaviness, tiredness.
- Vaginal discomfort and increased vaginal discharge.
- Sleeping difficulties.
- Fluid retention, swelling and discomfort in the legs, such as cramps and varicose veins.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Constipation and hemorrhoids.
- Stretch marks.
- Possible secretion of colostrum.
- Braxton Hicks contractions.
It will be especially important to distinguish Braxton Hicks contractions (non-painful and irregular) from labour contractions (painful, regular and increasing in frequency and intensity).