In the third trimester of pregnancy both you and your baby continue to grow. Do you think you are going into labor? Learn the signs of false versus true labor during the third trimester. Learn when labor starts and about the baby’s apgar score test. Did you know that term pregnancy is now divided into early term (37 to 38 weeks-6 days), full term (39 weeks to 40 weeks-6 days) and late term (41 weeks to 41 weeks-6 days)?
You are in the third trimester of pregnancy, between six and nine months pregnant. You are only weeks away from meeting your new baby!
As you move out of the relaxing, and exciting second trimester, be prepared for your baby bump to grow even more! During the third trimester, you will continue to put on weight and you may feel like your tummy is about to pop as your due date draws near.
Between 37 and 42 weeks your baby is completely mature and ready for birth. Soon you will be experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions and eventually strong labor pains that will result in you delivering your baby. When you deliver, your baby he or she will weigh on the average of 7.5 pounds and be about 18-21 inches long.
During the third trimester many women start realizing some of the same discomforts they did during the first trimester. Among these include more frequent trips to the bathroom and greater fatigue. Many women also suffer from poor quality sleep during the third trimester, mostly as a result of trying to stay comfortable during the evening.
The third trimester is also one of the most exciting for most women, as they approach delivery. All the discomforts of the third trimester are typically mitigated by the expectation that you will soon welcome your beautiful newborn baby into your home.
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