Fatigue contractions appear

During your 36th week of pregnancy (= 38th week of amenorrhea), you sometimes have contractions, especially in the evening. These contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks, are neither regular nor painful, unlike labor contractions. They contribute to the maturation of the cervix.

Difficulty sleeping at 36 weeks of pregnancy

Your belly is very prominent and your back is more and more arched. You bear more and more difficult this weight on your legs, your back. Your breasts are swollen and are actively preparing for breastfeeding. You can massage them, especially the nipples, with a fat cream. You have frequent urges to urinate.

You sometimes have contractions, especially at night. These contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks, are neither regular nor painful, unlike labor contractions. It is a normal phenomenon: they contribute in particular to the maturation of the cervix, which will make it easier for her to dilate during childbirth.

Your sleep is often difficult because it is not obvious to find an adequate position. Your gestures and your movements are sometimes laborious. You're tired, and that's fine.

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