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• You may feel short of breath when the baby pushes against your lungs.
• You may need to urinate more often, as the baby’s head crowds your
bladder. You may leak urine.
• You may have hemorrhoids and heartburn.
• You may sweat and begin to tire more easily.
• You may be tired of being pregnant and ready for delivery.
• Your uterus lowers as the baby drops toward the birth canal. This is
called lightening. You may feel pressure low in your pelvis as the baby
settles into position for birth.
• The Braxton Hicks contractions are more frequent. Call your doctor if
you have 4 or more contractions in one hour.

Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

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