There are some pretty amazing (albeit bizarre) products designed to make late pregnancy more comfortable, easier, and enjoyable. You can get a device that plays music to your baby in utero, a maternity raft with a belly-sized hole in it so you can enjoy some pool time relaxation, and even a groin band to support your pubic area. I feel like a lot of those are a "want" vs a "need" situation, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take advantage of new developments. In fact, I found several products that helped me get through my third trimester, so get your Amazon trigger fingers ready.
Third trimester was a rough time for me (if you ask my husband, the entire thing was no picnic). I gained almost all of my "baby weight," which amounted to about 40 pounds, during the last three months. My hips were expanding, my skin was stretching, and I was uncomfortable AF. Plus, I was freaking exhausted. After I sighed heavily in class, one of my third grade students put her head down on her desk and asked, "Do you just want to do this all the time?" My answer was a resounding yes. I'm proud to say I made it through in one piece, but I definitely had some help from a few "friends."
It's important to keep in mind that, like everything with pregnancy, this too shall pass. Except hemorrhoids, because they're assholes (see what I did there?). Luckily, even for pregnancy and postpartum hemorrhoids, there's a solution: witch hazel pads. So if you're headed into the last third of your pregnancy, remember that you don't have to suffer (OK, you have to suffer some, but there's lots of stuff to alleviate your pain and discomfort). In that spirit, I've created this little shopping list for your next Target run. You're welcome.