Expert advice on pregnancy issues

Your baby is now fully formed, so you may be feeling a little large and uncomfortable. Don’t worry... it's only natural.

Your growing baby in pictures

The skin on your bump will be tender and itchy as it grows. Apply moisturiser and avoid tight clothing. See your GP if you itch all over as it could be a sign of a rare liver condition.

Change position often - if you're sitting, stand up for a while. This will aid blood flow and help ease conditions such as varicose veins. This is also a good time to really ramp up your pelvic floor exercises. You’ll be glad of them following the birth.

You may be starting to worry about the birth itself. Visit our birth stories section to find out what to expect and how other women coped.

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