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By the time you get into the third trimester, the belly will be very big. However, there is still a lot of growing expected during the third trimester because most organs already developed.
For some people, it might feel like the belly has hit the optimal point; however, it will grow even bigger. In fact, a lot bigger! The following are top changes to anticipate during the third trimester.
The third trimester starts in the 28th week of your pregnancy and extends all through until you give birth or around the 40th week. For many people, labour starts a few weeks before birth and doctors may have to induce it if you hit 42nd week.
Well, the journey has been long, and you are almost there.
The baby’s growth is optimal during the third trimester; from about 2.5lbs and 16 inches long by close of the second trimester to about 8 pounds and 2 inches by the end of the 40th week. Therefore, you can anticipate feeling a little pressed because of the extra growth and regular kicks.
Additional developments taking place in the unborn baby during the third trimester:
As the baby bump gets bigger and reaches the optimal level, the following are the changes you should anticipate;
Even if the symptoms become severe during the last part of the third trimester, know that you are about to get over with a great reward; the new baby.
As the delivery date draws nearer, there is a high, likelihood that false labour signs such as these will emerge;
The doctor will explain to you the right time to check into the hospital. This will be around the time when labour begins.
However, apart from these labour signs, the following symptoms should be attended to by a physician: