Third Trimester Of Pregnancy:
The third trimester of pregnancy begins in the week 28 and lasts until your baby’s delivery day, which may be around 40th week of your pregnancy. Some women’s may deliver premature baby, in other words their third trimester may last from 7th month through 9th month of pregnancy. The labor will start a couple of weeks earlier or later in fact, about 30% of all babies linger past the week 40 mark. If that case, you can also try a few home tricks to naturally induce labor on your own, but once you reach 42nd week of your pregnancy, you will be considered overdue, at which point your doctor will induce labor if it doesn’t begin on its own.
You should be very careful as compared to first trimester and second trimester. follow all Tips That Helps You To Stay Healthy During Pregnancy. You need to consult your doctor on regular basis during the third trimester. Your doctor will check your glucose level and do other tests like vaginal exam, thyroid test and etc.
As you reach your last due date of your delivery your cervix will become thinner and softer it will make easy in birth canal open during the delivery process.
Your baby’s eyesight is developing day by day which may enable him to sense light filtering in from the outside world. He can blink and his eyelashes have grown in.
In 29th week your baby’s muscles and lungs get stronger than past days they are ready to function in the outside world also and his head is growing to make room for his developing brain.
In 30th week your baby is surrounded by a pint & a half of amniotic fluid around him, although there will be less of it as he grows and claims more space inside your uterus.
In 31st week your baby can turn his head from side to side. A protective layer of fat is accumulating under his skin, filling out his arms & legs too.
You probably start gaining about a pound in a week. Half of that goes straight to your baby, who will gain 1/3 to half his birth weight in the coming seven weeks in preparation for life outside the womb.
In 33rd week your baby’s skull bones are not fused yet. They won’t fully fuse until your baby reaches his adulthood, so after your baby’s birth also you should be very careful while handling your baby.
Your baby’s central nervous system is maturing day by day, as are his lungs. Babies who born between the 34th week & 37th weeks have no other health issues usually do well in the long run.
It’s getting warm inside your womb! Your baby’s kidneys are fully developed and his liver can process some waste products in this week.
In 36th week your baby starts losing most of the fine down that covered his body, along with the vernix casosa, a waxy substance that was protecting his skin until now.
Your baby looks like a newborn but he isn’t yet ready for the outside world. Over the next two weeks his lungs and brain will fully mature day by day, take healthy food and milk it helps him a lot to develop inside the womb.
Your baby is now around 19 – 21 inches long and probably he weighs between 6 & 9 pounds.
In 39th week your baby’s physical development is complete, but he’s still busy putting on fat he’ll need to help regulate his body temperature in the outside world.
If your past your due date of delivery you may not be as late as you think, especially if you calculated it solely based on the day of your last period. Sometimes women ovulate later than expected delivery date. But if you don’t go into labor on your own by your due date, your doctor will probably do some tests such as a sonogram and a non-stress test to make sure you can safely continue your pregnancy or not
If you reached week 41 then your baby is considered late-term. Going more than two weeks past your due date of delivery can put you and your baby at risk for complications, so your doctor will probably talk to you about inducing labor.