What is pre-eclampsia? Learn more about pre-eclampsia diagnosis, symptoms, complications and treatment here.
How can I stop my pregnancy heart burn? Find out how to cope with common third trimester pregnancy symptoms at week 28.
Where can I find antenatal classes in my area and when in my pregnancy should I attend them? Find out about week 29 and all about your third trimester here.
Why is sleeping on my left side better for me and my baby during my third trimester? Find out about week 30 of pregnancy here.
How long will it take for my stretch marks to fade? Find out about your third trimester skin changes here and all about week 31 here.
Am I at risk of developing pre-eclampsia during my third trimester of pregnancy? Find out the risks and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and all about week 32 here.
What baby items do I need for when my baby is born and what can wait? Find out about week 33 and your third trimester here.
Do I need to include my pain relief choices in my birth plan? Find the answers to your third trimester pregnancy questions here and what to expect in week 34 here.
What do I need to pack in my hospital bag? Dr Carol Cooper answers your common third trimester questions here as well as what to expect of week 35 of your pregnancy.
Is there anything I can do to turn my breech baby? Dr Carol Cooper answers your common third trimester questions here as well as what to expect at week 36 of your pregnancy.
What are the first signs of labour? Dr Carol Cooper has the answers for all of your third trimester pregnancy questions here, and explores what to expect at week 37 of pregnancy.
Is your due date only a few weeks away? Dr Carol Cooper explains what your final weeks of your third trimester look like, and what to expect at week 38.
How effective is a membrane sweep and what does it involve? Find out about labour induction during your third trimester here, and what to expect at week 39 of your pregnancy here.
What stage of labour is most painful? Learn about week 40 of your pregnancy and the stages of labour at the end of your third trimester here.
Your baby is now around 30cm long (crown to rump) and weighs roughly 2kg1.
Despite all of the kicks and punches you may be feeling in the third trimester, your baby is actually sleeping for 90% of the time whilst his brain continues to develop at its rapid pace1.
Nesting is not just for birds and it is not just an old wives’ tale. As your due date approaches you may feel strong urges to make sure the nursery is painted and you have all of the baby equipment you need.
Whilst this is a harmless and very common feeling, try not to let yourself feel overwhelmed or stressed if your to-do list is not finished. There will be time once the baby is born to buy anything you need; especially now all of your shopping needs are just a click away.
If you are still working and don’t have much time, or simply feeling exhausted by the strains of your pregnancy, then there is no need to buy all of your baby equipment before your baby is born. All you will need in the early days are:
- A cot/Moses basket and bedding1
- Vests, sleepsuits, cardigan, and hat1
- Car seat1
Dr Carol Cooper, General Practitioner
Author of Pregnancy Essentials
1. Cooper, C., 2008. Pregnancy Essentials. London: Ryland Peters and Small.
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