Doctor insights on:
Having A Healthy Third Trimester
Besides prenatal vitamins or anything else I should be taking or can do for a healthier baby while I'm in my third trimester?
Pressure: Towards the end of pregnancy, the uterus is pushing upwards on the stomach. This can cause nausea. Nibbling small meals may help. If the nausea is very significant or if accompanied by vomiting, there may be a serious complication of pregnancy and immediate care would be recommended. ...Read more
A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes.
A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks.
Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks.
Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies. ...Read more
Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure on the cervix. Sometimes, depending on the patient and the pregnancy, it can be a challenge to find a comfortable position. ...Read more
Ask your OB!!: I tell my patients if they have no problems they can fly up till 32 weeks gestation and not after that. ...Read more
A mistake.: It is unusual to lose weight late in pregnancy. The most likely cause is a mistake during "weigh in". If not, then you should talk to your doctor about and possible pregnancy complications like new onset of overt diabetes, hiv, tuberculosis, or other serious medical condition, in which case you would almost certainly be having symptoms. ...Read more
Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so I decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www. Acog. Org/publications/patient_education/bp032.Cfm & travel during pregnancy- http://www. Acog. Org/publications/patient_education/bp055.Cfm & getting in shape after your baby is born- http://www. Acog. Org/publications/patient_education/bp131.Cfm. ...Read more
I have uncontrolled bm in my third trimester. Even though its not a lot its still a concern. Is it normal to have little spliis without knowing?
Probably not: Discuss with your doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
That is normal: A fetal heart rate of 120-160 is normal in the third trimester. ...Read more
27: Does it really matter?Get a more detailed answer ›
Not The Same: Severe nausea & vomiting in your third trimester should be reported to your ob. Early in pregnancy, morning sickness is attributed to the quickly rising hormone levels. This is not the case in your last trimester. Your doc should evaluate you for a possible bowel infection, liver disease, preeclampsia, among other common pregnancy complaints. Call your doc & take care. ...Read more
On the back: Is safe, but chair position safer.Get a more detailed answer ›
See OB, L&D ASAP: If new or worsening respiratory or heart symptoms, there may be condition that affects not only the pregnant woman but also the fetus. So it is important for a woman to immediately notify her OB provider and to be seen for evaluation of her and for fetal heart monitoring till a problem is ruled out. If not a problem, then she will be sent home with office followup unless symptoms come back. ...Read more
Baby kicks/punches: The healthy baby will continue to kick/punches/moves, and likely starts to turn head-down if not done so. Baby may actually kick/punches a bit less because of less room. Your belly will get bigger and may sag a bit. Also, u may need to pee more often, and feel more short of breath, more reflux, back aches, and more uncomfortble laying on your back etc. If having problems, consult doc. Congrats! ...Read more
Hello I wanted to know is it normal to see blood in your third trimester when your doing number two?
No, it is not!: First you have to investigate where the blood is coming from: the most likely place is the rectum (especially if you have hx. Of hemorrhoids), or the vagina. If it seems vaginal in origin than you need to be seen by your Ob., if it seems rectal, you most likely have hemorrhoids that needs to be treated accordingly. ...Read more