At 43 weeks pregnant, you’re likely feeling exhausted and impatient for your baby to arrive. Although it’s common for your pregnancy to last a few days beyond your due date, it’s important to keep an eye on your and your baby’s health and follow your health care provider’s instructions.
Common Signs at 43 Weeks Pregnant
At 43 weeks pregnant, you may start to feel your baby drop lower into your pelvis – a process known as lightening. Other symptoms of being this far along in pregnancy can include:
-Decreased fetal movement
-Braxton Hicks contractions that come more frequently
-Increased vaginal discharge
-Lower back pain
-Shortness of breath
Tips for Staying Comfortable
At 43 weeks pregnant, it’s important to take care of yourself and find ways to stay relaxed. Here are some tips:
1. Get some rest. Taking frequent naps or going to bed earlier can help keep your energy up and help you stay relaxed.
2. Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluids can help you stay hydrated and relieve some discomfort.
3. Talk to your provider. Keep your health care provider informed of any changes, concerns, or questions you may have.
4. Try different positions. Experimenting with different positions can help to ease any discomforts and make you feel better.
5. Consider non-medical methods. Doing activities like yoga, breathing exercises, and massage can help to relieve stress.
At 43 weeks pregnant, the wait can start to feel overwhelming, but it’s important to be patient and trust that it will all be worth it when your baby arrives!