The Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks or 9 months from the first day of your last Menstrual Period(LMP). These 9 months are divided into 3 equal time periods called Trimesters. The Third trimester starts from week 28th and ends at week 40 – Month 7th,8th and 9th. However, some pregnant ladies may go overdue.


What Is The Third Trimester?

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So, this is the final phase of your pregnancy. These final three months are approximately similar to the first trimester. You will feel all those struggles appear again which you faced in the initial stages. But, this stage is the most challenging physically as well as emotionally. The baby grows fully by the end of 37th week. After that, you may anytime have to rush to your gynaecologist and will hold your tiny pumpkin in your hands.

Changes In Mother’s Body Red heart

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There will be mixed feelings in this stage; ranging from body aches to excitement to hold your new born. You can still feel zealous in the final trimester but a bit low sometimes. The common problems faced by every mother are:

  • Back pain
  • leg cramps
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Extreme itching
  • Frequent urination
  • Swollen feet and hands
  • Heart burn
  • Insomnia
  • tender breasts

When to See Your Doctor Immediately?

If you experience any of the following symptoms, visit your doctor abruptly:

  • Water bag leaks
  • Painful contractions
  • Low baby’s movement
  • Bleeding

Fetus Development Red heart

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Your baby is growing rapidly in this trimester. Don’t be surprised if you feel strong kicks during this period. The baby will have a fully developed bones,thus, try to add extra calcium rich food in your diet such as milk, cheese, curd, buttermilk. After week 37, baby’s body organs will start to work by its own. The position of the baby will be a head-down position while in some cases baby will still be in a breech position which is head-up position. In this case, doctor will have to perform a C- section delivery if the position remains the same.

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