Pregnancy Stages: Third Trimester
You are now entering your Third Trimester, and will already be 27 weeks pregnant. You are nearing the end of your pregnancy. By the end of your third trimester you will have gained 25-35 pounds, and you will also be holding your little bundle of joy in your arms!
Once your third trimester comes to an end, you will have forgotten all the discomfort and pain you suffered during your pregnancy. Your Family is now one or maybe even two members bigger. Enjoy this time and enjoy your family ;)
Acceptable weight gain during pregnancy
- Under weight 30-40 pounds
- Normal weight 25-35 pounds
- Over weight 15-25 pounds
Where does all the weight go?
- Baby 7.5 pounds
- Uterus 2 pounds
- Placenta 1.5 pounds
- Breasts 2 pounds
- Blood and fluid 8 pounds
- Fat 7 pounds
Third Trimester Development
Your baby will develop the following:
Your baby will have developed taste buds.
The linning of your baby’s lungs will be growing
Weight gain and growth of your baby will be continuing
The baby will begin to turn into the head down position
How you will be affected During the Third Trimester
- You may begin to excrete colostrum, which is a prelude to milk
- Your belly will be effecting your balance
- Standing for long periods of time will leave you feeling faint
- Back pain. Little more can be said about this.
- You may even see the outline of an elbow or knee as the baby is growing to big for the womb.
What you should be doing during the Third Trimester
- Visit your health care provider every 2 weeks
- Speak to your health care provider before taking any medication.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects
- Drink Plenty of fluids
- Pack your Hospital Bag
- Start thinking about which delivery method you wish to take
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