You may feel hot all the time, which can be a bonus in a cold winter, but not so welcome if your last few weeks of pregnancy coincide with high summer.
This is because your baby is putting pressure on your diaphragm and lungs, so taking deep breaths is uncomfortable.
These are more common in pregnancy because the muscle tone of the bladder becomes reduced which means that your urine flow slows down.
The net result of this is that bacteria have longer to multiply in the bladder.
Try sleeping with your hands raised on a pillow to prevent fluid from building up.
Take frequent breaks if you work at a keyboard while flexing the fingers and rotate the wrists to exercise them.
In severe cases you may be referred to a physiotherapist.
You’ll find that everything is more of an effort now causing you to become breathless more easily.
This is crunch time for your body; everything is under strain, from your digestive system to your muscles and joints.
Try out these tips for coping with those unwanted health niggles during late pregnancy.