Of all the trimesters in pregnancy, it can be said that it is the third trimester that can pose quite a challenge to the new mommum, not just physically but emotionally as well. Since the baby has now quite grown, moving around and assuming certain positions can be difficult. This phase, however, is not without its upside. After all, you would already be just a few days from giving birth to that little creature you keep seeing in your baby ultrasound scan .
It is during the third trimester that the movement of the unborn baby becomes more pronounced. At this point, even the people around you can simply touch your belly and feel the movements. Unfortunately, this would also be the time when your colostrum would start leaking. The latter can be quite embarrassing so to do away with such episodes, make sure that you wear a proper bra.
Expect to gain a few more pounds at this stage. No need to be alarmed, however, as not all of this extra weight is yours. Your little one brings some of these about while some can be chalked up to the placenta, your increased breast size, and the amniotic fluid.
Just because you are about to give birth, does not mean that you should stop seeing your doctor and just wait for the time when the little one is about to come out. On the contrary, seeing your doctor might do wonders for your state of mind. Your doctor might have you undergo a few baby ultrasound scans in order to ensure that your pregnancy is progressing wonderfully. This would also give you a chance to see just how your baby looks like, if you have not previously done so.
The third trimester is also a time for a lot of body aches. With your baby continuing to gain weight, you would most probably suffer from a lot of backache. One way to go about this would be to have your partner give you massages every now and then. Have him also massage your legs and feet as they can get quite sore during the day. You would also need to be ready for Braxton Hicks contraction.
Your third trimester is a just a few steps away from you meeting your little one. Now, you need not rely on baby ultrasound scans just to see your baby’s angelic face.