Third Trimester

  • 26 – 28 weeks
    OB visits for diabetes screen and other bloodwork

  • Tdap vaccine for you, your partner, and other family members

  • Weight gain is on track? 25 – 35 lbs total; 35 – 45 lbs total if you are having twins!

  • 28 – 32 weeks
    OB Visit – every two weeks

  • Great time for that 4-D ultrasound of your baby (smile)

  • Begin fetal kick counts (10 movements in 2 hours, once or twice a day)

  • Pre-register at your hospital of choice

  • Sign up for cord blood banking
    viacord

  • Childbirth classes begin

  • Baby Shower!

  • Pre-term contractions?

  • 32 – 36 weeks
    OB visits – every 2 weeks

  • Buy a car seat

  • Pack a hospital bag

  • Group B Strep test (35 – 37 weeks)

  • Last time to fly safely (32 – 34 weeks)

  • 36 – 40 weeks
    OB visits weekly

  • Baby in the right position? (breech?)

  • Obtain a copy of your records to carry to the hospital

  • Keep doing those fetal count kicks

  • Walking and staying active will help with labor

  • Elevate those swollen legs

  • Turn in any paperwork needed for medical leave

  • Buy or rent a breast pump

  • 40+ Weeks
    OB visits once or twice weekly

  • Non-stress test

  • Discuss induction if cervix is ready

    Delivery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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