Starting Third Trimester of Pregnancy!
Updated: Nov 8
In my experience first trimester and second trimester were WORLDS apart and so different from each other! So I am so excited to see what the third trimester brings! I am 28 weeks (3rd Tri) as of today and so excited for this final phase of pregnancy before we get to meet our baby boy!
From my research, here are some tips I am going to use to ramp up to this new trimester and have a successful last third of my pregnancy:
Starting your third trimester of pregnancy can be both exciting and overwhelming. As your due date approaches, you may feel a mix of emotions, including excitement, anxiety, and fatigue. It's important to remember that you're not alone in feeling this way and that every pregnancy is unique.
During the third trimester, your baby's growth and development is rapid, and you may start to feel more movement.
As your body continues to change, it's important to take care of yourself by getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, and staying active. Your healthcare provider may also recommend that you start doing pelvic floor exercises to help prepare your body for labor.
Now that we are here, we need there is a whole new list of things to do! We just started our nursery (its never too late!) and I am going to start nesting as soon as it's done. It's also important to start thinking about your birth plan and discussing it with your healthcare provider. This may include deciding on a place of birth, whether you want to use pain medication, and who you want to have present during the delivery. My birth plan has been something I have personally been avoiding, but it needs to happen sometime so why not now!
While the third trimester can be a challenging time, it's also a time to savor the remaining days of your pregnancy and to prepare for the arrival of your baby. Remember to take care of yourself, trust your instincts, and don't hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider if you have any concerns.
As you approach the end of your pregnancy, it's also important to think about your postpartum recovery, as well. Consider what type of support you'll need, such as help with childcare or household tasks, and who you can rely on for emotional support. Having a plan in place can help you feel more prepared and less overwhelmed.
Remember, every pregnancy is different and you are the best advocate for yourself and your baby. Trust your instincts and don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider if you have any concerns.
I'm excited for you mama! I can't wait to see what this third trimester brings!