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Health Tip: Easing the Discomfort of Late Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- As you near the end of your pregnancy, the aches, pains and general discomforts may worsen.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to help lessen the burden:

  • To ease constipation, talk to your doctor about taking a stool softener.

  • For carpal tunnel syndrome, wear wrist splints to bed.

  • For hip, back or pelvic pain, sleep with a pillow behind your back.

  • Call your doctor if you have unusual vaginal discharge or bleeding, unusual swelling or decreased fetal movement.

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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.