popular topics in third trimester

  • What Can be Done About an Overdue Baby
    Overdue Baby
    Being Overdue
    As the exact trigger that sets off labor is unknown, it's not clear why some women are overdue. You are more likely to be overdue if this is your first baby, if you've had an overdue baby before, or if the condition runs in your family. Some thin...
  • 39 week fetus in uterus
    Week 39 of Pregnancy
    Week 39 of Pregnancy
    Know the signs that mean labor is really about to start. You may have some false alarms, so don't hesitate to call your doctor for advice and reassurance. Excitement will be competing with nerves-and that goes for your partner as well. No one can...
  • What to Expect in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy
    Third Trimester
    Third Trimester Basics
    Third Trimester Basicsby Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney The third trimester is dedicated to intensive fetal growth. Your fetus will gain fully half its weight during this period. In the final months there will be further essential l...
  • Full-term fetus in uterus
    Week 40 of Pregnancy
    Week 40 of Pregnancy
    Like many moms-to-be, you may have to linger in suspense beyond the "last" day of pregnancy. Without a doubt, the big event is about to happen very soon and it will be worth the waiting, wondering, and worrying. Once you see and hold your baby, y...
  • 37 week fetus in uterus
    Week 37 of Pregnancy
    Week 37 of Pregnancy
    You're now about as big as you're going to get. Soon-maybe this week-the baby will drop down lower into your pelvis, ready for birth. Your belly may shift downward, too, giving you a different shape. This doesn't necessarily mean that labor is im...
  • 38 week fetus in uterus
    Week 38 of Pregnancy
    Week 38 of Pregnancy
    The baby is nearly ready, you are more than ready, so when is the birth going to happen? Probably not yet-especially if this is your first pregnancy. For another week or so, the uterus is still the best place for your baby while the finishing tou...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 39 weeks and 3 days
    Week 40 of Pregnancy
    You are 39 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayOnce labor starts your baby will no longer have room to place her hands on top of her head or by her face although, interestingly, she is still moving around-you probably won't notice these movements since you will have other thing...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • 31 week fetus in uterus
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You may have firm thoughts about what you consider to be the ideal birth experience. However, keep an open mind because many factors can influence where and how your baby is born. There's nothing unusual in a woman changing her mind, even after h...
  • 32 week fetus in uterus
    Week 32 of Pregnancy
    Week 32 of Pregnancy
    The baby has not settled into her final birth position just yet, but an assessment of how she's lying will be made at every routine checkup. There's still room in the uterus for your baby to exercise her limbs and she's getting much stronger and ...
  • 33 week fetus in uterus
    Week 33 of Pregnancy
    Week 33 of Pregnancy
    All prospective moms, and not just first-timers, find it difficult to envisage the future after the arrival of the baby. The imaginings, dreams, and hopes of the last few months are about to become realities-which may be very different from what ...
  • What Can be Done About an Overdue Baby
    Overdue Baby
    Being Overdue
    As the exact trigger that sets off labor is unknown, it's not clear why some women are overdue. You are more likely to be overdue if this is your first baby, if you've had an overdue baby before, or if the condition runs in your family. Some thin...
  • 34 week fetus in uterus
    Week 34 of Pregnancy
    Week 34 of Pregnancy
    If your baby was born this week, she'd still need some help with breathing and feeding. But it's reassuring to know that basically she's in pretty good shape for survival. However, you are unlikely to go into labor this early. Now is your chance ...
  • 35 week fetus in uterus
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    Getting exercise is probably the last thing you want to do, but it's worth the effort. The more you move, the more energy you will gain. Gentle exercise will also help relieve some of the aches and twinges of late pregnancy. The baby's movements ...
  • 36 week fetus in uterus
    Week 36 of Pregnancy
    Week 36 of Pregnancy
    Don't leave crucial arrangements until the last minute. Have an action plan ready for when you go into labor-it might be sooner than you think. Babies can arrive ahead of schedule, so make sure you and your partner feel confident about managing. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 38 weeks and 5 days
    Week 39 of Pregnancy
    You are 38 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIn many ways you will be the best judge of the likely size of your baby, especially if you can compare it with a previous pregnancy. An ultrasound scan can estimate the weight, but as with all other measurements at this time it has...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • 26 week fetus in uterus
    Week 26 of Pregnancy
    Week 26 of Pregnancy
    You're in the last lap and, although your belly is probably big, you've still got a lot more expanding to do. Your baby will be moving around quite vigorously and may even respond to loud noises and music. Nerve cells in her brain are beginning t...