Pregnancy can be a time of intense paranoia for some moms. Your body changes so much and experiences so many different symptoms that it can be difficult to wrap your mind around what's OK and what's not. This can become all the more challenging as your due date nears and your anticipation and impatience are added into the mix. But there are quite a few third trimester pregnancy symptoms you shouldn't assume are normal, even if they are relatively common.
Many of these symptoms can have totally innocuous causes. I'd say I experienced the vast majority of them during my first pregnancy and none of them turned out to be anything to be seriously worried about. But that doesn't mean I'd ignore them— I'd so much rather badger my doctor with a million questions than end up seriously sick or in danger because I didn't want to seem silly.
The other thing to remember is that many of these symptoms can be problematic at any point in pregnancy, so if you're reading this and you haven't quite reached the third trimester yet, you'll still most likely want to take note.
Here are 11 third trimester symptoms you should always run by your doctor, just in case.