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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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28. The end is nigh…

Don’t let them ol’ late pregnancy blues get you down. Enjoy the last lap.

Swollen ankles, overheating, trouble sleeping? It must be nearly time to have your baby! You may find yourself bored and frustrated, and there are a whole raft of nasties just dying to irritate you on this last lap. Have courage – you’re nearly there!

Back Pain

A general ache can be the result of your ever-relaxing muscles and joints, together with the sheer weight of your baby and bump. Ask your partner to give you a lovely massage and have a warm soothing bath. Pelvic tilts – rolling your pelvis backwards and forwards rhythmically – work really well. You may look like a roly-poly pole dancer, but at least you’ll give your partner a laugh. Gentle ...

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