8 signs and symptoms of later pregnancy
Some possible symptoms of later pregnancy
Additional symptoms of later pregnancy are related to the size of the growing uterus and weight gain. As with symptoms of early pregnancy, not all women experience all these symptoms, and women do not experience them to the same degree.
- Weight gain
- Breast changes
- Swollen feet and ankles
- Varicose veins
- Leakage of urine
- Shortness of breath
- Braxton-Hicks contractions: In the weeks before delivery, many women experience uterine contractions. Unlike true labor contractions, Braxton-Hicks contractions are weak and do not occur at regular intervals. Labor contractions increase in frequency and intensity.