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3rd Trimester

It's the final countdown! You are in the last part of your pregnancy. The excitement to meet your new baby must be getting too much to handle! Check out this page to see what to expect and what you should be doing as you creep closer to delivery day.

Surprised Pregnant Woman

What to Expect During the Third Trimester

  • The second trimester lasts from week 28 to about 40, or when you give birth.

  • Many women report feeling abdominal achiness, fatigue, back aches, leg cramps, crazy dreams, heartburn, and Braxton Hicks contractions.

  • Get ready to feel some serious, kicks, punches, and rolls from your baby. Towards the end of this trimester, baby will be using all 5 senses, and will begin to shed the lanugo. By week 34 baby should turn in a head down position in preparation for labor and delivery. There is a possibility baby will stay in an upright position called breech; your doctor may manually turn him or her around by week 37.

Third Trimester To-Do List

  • Watch your weight & keep active.

  • Schedule a hospital tour.

  • Keep track of your baby's kicks; we love this app.

  • Sign up for a child birth class - we have virtual classes every quarter! Click here for more info.

  • Sign up for a breastfeeding class - we have virtual classes every quarter! Click here for more info.

  • Pack your hospital bag.

  • Buy baby gear. If you need help in getting your baby essentials, we can help!

  • Set up the nursery.

  • Come up with a birth plan. You can use a template like this one.

  • Plan financially.

  • Stock your refrigerator or see if a friend or family member can set up a meal train.

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