by luvthemstrawberries » Jan 11, 2013 I'm curious if any women reading this have experienced any lightheadedness or weakness towards the end of their pregnancy. Of course I'm tired and run down these days, but for the past few days to a week, I've literally felt a little weaker, and even had some moments where I get slightly lightheaded. I'm eating normally, and nothing seems out of the ordinary - I'm wondering if it's necessary to actually increase what I'm eating beyond the norm? Is this my body telling me I need to intake even more - maybe the baby is still in that serious growth stage? I'm at about 35 1/2 weeks - I know in the early-mid 30s the baby is doing some serious growing, but then they say it slows down at some point around now. I'm not really hungry - I eat when I am, which is what I'm used to doing the whole pregnancy, but the stomach room is so limited now - but I still eat meals and snacks as normal. Just wondering if I need to be forcing myself to intake even more calories/nutrients for a little while - is that normal at this point in the game? I've also had a few very light pains in the past few days that feel slightly similar to menstrual cramps - haha, I had pleasantly forgotten what those feel like! It's not at the same time as the usual BH tightening. It's so interesting and surreal to feel all the preparations the body does on its own. (I do plan to mention all this at my 36 week appointment next week, but just wanted to poll and see if other women had experienced this, especially the possible need to eat more.) ETA: Figured I should mention that my BP has been normal the whole time. I haven't checked it in the past few days, guess I should when I get home today just to be sure. But last week at the appointment, it was something like 100/60, which is the norm for me.