I am 30 weeks pregnant and i'm getting this strange heavy feeling in my vagina like the whole thing is going to be pushed out of my body. It's also feeling swollen lots of the time. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is it normal?
Our midwife Melissa says:
"Hi, it can be quite normal to feel extra pressure in your lower pelvis and vagina as pregnancy progresses, especially if you have already had a baby. Just to be on the safe side, I’d recommend you see your midwife or doctor for further advice because sometimes it can also be a sign that your baby might be born sooner than expected. A quick check by your midwife or doctor can reassure you that all is perfectly normal."
This answer was written for Birth by midwife Melissa Maimann from Essential Birth Consulting.
Last revised: Thursday, 3 January 2013
This article contains general information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.