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Dr. Timothy Raichle
214 doctors shared insights

Third Trimester Pregnancy (Overview)

Congratulations! It's the third trimester and your baby is almost here! Now is the time to keep track of your baby's movements including kick counts and to learn about the signs of labor. If you're planning on breastfeeding, try to familiarize yourself with local resources and classes. Don't forget to remind close family members and caregivers (including grandparents) to get their flu and whooping cough booster shots (Tdap).


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Third trimester pregnancy questions?

Third trimester pregnancy questions?

What are they?: Do you mean what questions should you be asking when you are in your 3rd trimester? I.E. What should you expect during this time period? How is the body changing? When to epxect contractions? What r signs/symptoms of labor? Should you change diet/activities? Can u still have relations? What medicine u can/cannot take if ill? There r many more. I am not sure if u mean such as these. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Raichle
214 doctors shared insights

Third Trimester Pregnancy (Overview)

Congratulations! It's the third trimester and your baby is almost here! Now is the time to keep track of your baby's movements including kick counts and to learn about the signs of labor. If you're planning on breastfeeding, try to familiarize yourself with local resources and classes. Don't forget to remind close family members and caregivers (including grandparents) to get their flu and whooping cough booster shots (Tdap).


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Third trimester pregnancy questions?

What are they?: Do you mean what questions should you be asking when you are in your 3rd trimester? I.E. What should you expect during this time period? How is the body changing? When to epxect contractions? What r signs/symptoms of labor? Should you change diet/activities? Can u still have relations? What medicine u can/cannot take if ill? There r many more. I am not sure if u mean such as these. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Third Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy Third Trimester

Find a massage therapist who does pregnancy massage; suggest this as a gift if someone needs ideas! ...See more

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Having a Healthy Third Trimester (Checklist)

Preregister for the delivery at your hospital
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Understand your employers maternity leave and short-term disability policy
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Buy an infant car seat and install it in your car
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Schedule Group B strep testing at 35 weeks
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Third trimester pregnancy..Having sezure wil cause harm baby?

Third trimester pregnancy..Having sezure wil cause harm baby?

Depends on variables: The seizure does not effect baby directly but could do so indirectly.If the seizure affected the mom's blood oxygen content by dropping it for an extended period it could impair babies blood oxygen any other metabolic change could also be transferred, but such would require a prolonged event. Seizures that are brief and or do not impair mom's breathing seldome produce any problems. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Third Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy Third Trimester

Swimming is a wonderful exercise during the later part of pregnancy; you'll feel weightless! ...See more

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Having a Healthy Second Trimester (Checklist)

Share your pregnancy news with friends, family, and coworkers
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Get your flu shot during flu season
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Monitor weight gain and focus on a healthy diet
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Schedule a dental visit to keep your pregnancy healthy
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Could Zika affect infants? It is already known third trimester pregnancy infections could be devastating even without microcephaly

Could Zika affect infants? It is already known third trimester pregnancy infections could be devastating even without microcephaly

Remains to be seen: I would expect significant problems with zika for anyone having it in childhood with less impairment as they age. It attacks the fragile growing nerves in the brain which develop most rapidly in early pregnancy but continue to grow/connect as kids age. Most rapid growth slows after two, but continues into young adulthood.The small head issue is a reflection of the early damage ...Read more

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Why is there blood in urine during third trimester pregnancy?

Why is there blood in urine during third trimester pregnancy?

There should not be: Any blood in the urine during any trimester of pregnancy is not normal and need to be investigated and treated it can be due to urinary tract infection, kidney stones, kidney disorder or cancer it can also be in women who have medical conditions like lupus, sickle cell disease and diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more