You are now in the third trimester, and last, of your pregnancy! Your baby's crown-to-rump length is about 9.6 inches and your baby's total length is approximately 15.3 inches! Your baby now weighs about 2 pounds 3 ounces and is going to grow rapidly during this last trimester! Your uterus is about 2.8 inches above your bellybutton.
If your baby were born now, it would have an 85% chance of surviving. Even though your baby is still not fully developed, she would be well within the limits of premature viability. You still have approximately 13 weeks left of your pregnancy, and during this time your baby must continue to grow and develop. If your baby was born at this time, she would have several complications that would require special attention. Because babies do not have adequate amounts of fat at this time, your baby would have to be kept inside of an incubator for warmth. Because the air sacs in your baby's lungs do not yet have surfactant, she would require an artificial respirator. Your baby's brain, liver and immune system still need to develop more also.
Make sure you take good care of your teeth. So-called `pregnancy gingivitis` affects most pregnant women to some degree, and generally occurs in the second trimester. If you already have gingivitis, the condition is likely to worsen during pregnancy.
hannah.2ndbaby - 9 days ago
Wow, third trimester here we are!
i feel the same as ms. Amanda ;-) nesting a lot all of a sudden, getting tired after a while of it! Feelingbaby#2 like crazy! Big sister talking to baby a lot. Feeling like there is a lot to do nursery wise. Here we go!
firstname.lastname@example.org - 10 days ago
I've been a member of this site since 2010 with baby number 1, 3 girls later I'm 27 weeks with baby 4 - a boy!! I'm nesting a lot, doing too much I'm aware.. As I get dizzy after cleaning and organizing the day away. I can't believe I'm this far along already and most people can't even tell I'm pregnant! Though I've gained 30 lbs (I had to stop marathon training and put my vegan inclination aside as he was measuring small early along). So I can certainly tell!! Any way, I haven't said anything on the board this entire pregnancy, so I thought I would :)
1morefor4 - 19 days ago
I haven't made a single baby related purchase. At this point the baby has the car seat that belonged to my last baby and a name. Nothing else. My MIL supposedly has a lot on layaway but I don't know what and I never rely on others to supply me with anything. I just can't seem to find time to shop. And when I do have time I don't have money because something needs to be taken care of immediately whereas the baby isn't coming for a few months. I'm going to try to at least go into a baby store today but I have a feeling we won't get there.
mzdallas06 - 20 days ago
@Kekea that would be WONDERFUL to go into labor that day, sheesh that's like the perfect scenario <3. And yes I'm totally with you on the internal check leading to dilation! Let's keep our fingers crossed ladies!!
TaraR - 20 days ago
Good morning Week 27!! @1morefor4....I feel the exact same!! I bend over and I can't breath...I feel massive!! It's been pretty hot and muggy where I'm at and it makes it worse! I normally love hot weather but not as much this year! I hope everyone has a great week!
1morefor4 - 20 days ago
Having a short torso makes shortness of breath even worse. Everything is just bunched up like crazy. I feel huge and I'm honestly not that big and I know I have 10-13 weeks of getting bigger left but geez am I uncomfortable.
Kekea - 21 days ago
Mzdallas06 I wouldn't be suprised if you go into labor that same day. My baby girl is already really low which is extremely painful at times I'm almost certain that once I have my first internal I will already have started dilating.
mzdallas06 - 21 days ago
Hi everyone! As of This past Monday my nausea & excessive tiredness have returned with a vengeance!! The smell of ALL things makes me sick- yet I'm always starving! Plus my little guy is so active down low. He is so low that when I go to the bathroom I check to see if I see a hand & fingers! LOL!
Around the second week of September (my 37th week) they are going to remove my Cerclage (the stitch thats holding my cervix together) and my doc says he thinks I'll go into labor within that week. I surely hope so bc I'm SO DONE! Baby #4 is kicking my butt!
email@example.com - 21 days ago
Short of breath I hear you mama!!!! Me too.....I feel like an old lady huffing and puffing just walking up the stairs...lol
1morefor4 - 22 days ago
I've reached the extreme waddle, heavy heartburn, short breath, back pain, exhaustion, and return of nausea phase. Ugh! Oh well, no sense complaining more than that about it. At least my due date is less than 13 weeks ago. Can't wait to meet my little lovebug.
1morefor4 - 24 days ago
So this page says 3rd trimester but a lot of other places say next week starts 3rd trimester. I think I'm going to go with next week. But either way it's crazy how near the end we are. In a month we'll be down to single digit weeks. I really need to get my butt in my gear and go shopping and get the overnight bags packed for myself, dh, and our kids.
Kekea - 27 days ago
Paula glad you got a good view. My little girl is always bashful.
firstname.lastname@example.org - 27 days ago
This is so exciting!! I had a quick ultrasound on Tuesday,they needed some extra pictures of the heart...I got a profile picture...and I cannot believe how much she has changed since the 18 weeks scan...u can see how the layer of fat and skin has grown thicker...crazy!!
jamie86 - 44 days ago
How long did it take to get the results back for that? I'm going to be asking for it too. I'm careful though and stay away from the litter box but not sure if there are any other ways it can be spread. We are hoping to get a dog soon too but waiting a few more months first.
beckym - 44 days ago
Toxiplasmosis test was negative, so I have no immunities, and have to continue to be careful. Jamie, my kids want an animal so much, one day. The beach camping trip was awesome, we had a queen size double high air mattress to make my outdoor stay in 3rd trimester as easy as pie. I had a great time.
jamie86 - 48 days ago
Becky I've worried about that too. We have a kitten so I'm nervous. I don't go near the litter box though and I had lots of cats growing up. Chances are I've already been exposed to it.
beckym - 49 days ago
Going on a camping beach trip tomorrow. Decided to go and get another blood test done for toxiplasmosis, it dawned on me that I would be going into a potential ginormous cat box pregnant, if we contract toxiplasmosis while pregnant the baby can be born stillborn, or a delayed side effect is blindness and other things. My obgyn said I shouldn't worry about the beach, to just avoid visible piles which I probably won't even cross. One thing I didn't know is even gardening holds risks of contracting toxiplasmosis, more so than the beach concern, the doctor wants me to use gloves gardening. But I was told that if you have previously contracted toxiplasmosis then you are immune and the baby won't be affected, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to get a test, I did own 3 cats when I as a kid, so who knows, it would ease my mind knowing I don't have to worry about that.
beckym - 51 days ago
Back hurts, I'm resting, long morning, talent show at school, story time at library, mommy break commencing now
beckym - 54 days ago
7 months 3rd trimester on monday!
mrscephas - 63 days ago
Hello week 27. Third and last trimester, I like the sound of that!!!
claraxx - 68 days ago
27weeks today and so happy to be in the third trimester! I have a zillion things to do before baby arrives but I'm also so impatient to meet her. Hope all you ladies are feeling well :)
xEricaLynn - 74 days ago
Yay, third trimester today!
liltyke7 - 99 days ago
oh wow Anything....I hope all turns out ok. But on a good note those 3D pics are so awesome! I have another u/s in 2 weeks since I am measuring bigger, doc wants to make sure baby is good and fluid levels are ok.
email@example.com - 99 days ago
I went to my appt and got an ultrasound yesterday...and since I was seeing a maternal fetal specialist i got 3D pics!!! So excited! On another note, they found an excess amount of fluid in the baby's brain and said he needs an MRI in order to rule some things out. They gave me two choices, they said I can go to Children's Hospital and do an MRI now or I can wait until the baby is born. After talking it over with my partner we decided to wait. In the mean time I will be going back to get another ultrasound in a couple of weeks so they can see if the fluid decreased, increased, or stayed the same. Other than that problem the baby is measuring and seems to be doing well. According to the measurements I'm 28 weeks and 6 days and baby is 2 lbs 8 ozs. I'm 28 weeks pregnant as of today.
liltyke7 - 100 days ago
nice Anything! This one was an elective one. Around where I am they have places that do them. They are only for fun and you have to be under a doctors care for them to do it. But they are so cool. I did it with my 2nd. With my first they didn't have it around like they do now.
firstname.lastname@example.org - 100 days ago
liltyke7, I'm so jealous you got to experience a 3d/4d ultrasound!! I've always wanted one to get one of those but never got around to doing it with my kids. I'm getting an ultrasound today and the maternal fetal health center and my sis said that when she had to go see a specialist they gave her a 3d/4d scan...I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that I get one too!!
liltyke7 - 101 days ago
Hi Ladies. So exciting you know when you will see your baby anything4niki! we had our 3D/4D u/s yesterday. so cool to see him. he showed his face at first but then pulled his legs, arms, and the umbilical cord to his face for a while. we finally got some more shots towards the end. I just had doc apt today and I am measure big for my fundal height so I have u/s in 2 weeks to check baby and fluid levels. so far I have been running on the bigger end since the 20 week u/s so I would assume I will get more u/s's in the future. we shall see.
email@example.com - 101 days ago
jesswithtwins, thank you! I'm sending prayers that you have a nice delivery as well!! The reason I said I have ten weeks left is because of my scheduled c-section. My last pregnancy was an interstitial ectopic pregnancy which resulted in me losing my left tube and the doctor also had to remove the upper left corner of my uterus. Because of the surgery, my uterus is now considered weak and might not be able to handle the tense labor contractions. If I experience labor, it might rupture. After surgery the doc said if I ever got pregnant again I'd have to have a c-section around week 36/37 and so I'll be delivering at 37 weeks. My past surgery is also the reason I have to see a maternal fetal specialist tomorrow. My doc just wants me to get an ultrasound to check the baby's measurements one more time and to assess the baby. That way we'll know if the date I picked is appropriate for baby's health or if steroid injections for the lungs might be needed before hand. In my first ultrasound the baby was measuring behind but in my 18 week ultrasound the baby was measuring ahead so tomorrow I'll see where he stands. The specialist will also determine if I need to be closely monitored from here on out because strong braxton hicks contractions may cause complications as well.
jesswithtwins - 102 days ago
That's great anything4nikki I'm actually without my own vehicle right now my hubby has his truck so there is a vehicle in the house but I'm so used to being able to do what I want when I want it IT definitely has been a bit of a struggle for me lol I too might have to have my first c=section do to being pregnant with twins we'll just have to wait and see . I'm sending prayers for a great delivery and a nice home ! One thing is was wondering tho is I've seen a few of us ladies in the same week saying they have less weeks left just wondering if that's because you have a scheduled section=?
firstname.lastname@example.org - 105 days ago
My appt went well. I scheduled my c section for June 26. I got a referral to get another ultrasound....doc just wants to check the growth of the baby one final time to make sure baby is still measuring on target.
email@example.com - 106 days ago
27 weeks today. I have a doc appt tomorrow and I'm excited because I will be scheduling my c-section. I can't believe my baby will be in my arms in 10 weeks. This is going to be my first c-section so I've been reading up about them. I'm not sure if I should do a morning appointment or afternoon appointment. I'm not going to lie, I'm a little bummed out I won't get the suspense of going into labor at any given moment, being rushed to the hospital and pushing my baby out. My last delivery was very quick and easy and a couple of hours after giving birth I was up walking around and I felt fine. The good thing about having a c section this time around though is that I'll have time to make arrangements for the kids and to make sure everything is in order before the delivery. I traded in my car and got a Dodge Journey and hopefully by June 1 I'll have a new place to call home :-D
cnjsmum - 171 days ago
Well im not sure if anyone actually visits this page much.... but im going to post anyways. I am so excited to be in the last trimester of this pregnancy!!! Can't wait to meet my little lady!! HOw are other mummys doing?
mamaford77 - 177 days ago
We've had our name picked out since before I was pregnant lol. Simon Campbell Gilmore. :-)
KristinaA - 178 days ago
Yay, mamaford. I need to start thinking about nursery and names and stuff. Too much to do.
mamaford77 - 182 days ago
I made it...third trimester!!!! We're planning to set up the nursery this weekend and sort through all the clothes. I'll be delivering at 37 weeks so just 10 weeks to go!
Preciousgift2 - 188 days ago
Its so quiet here, except for the comments from people now in week 28 and 29. But I will go ahead and talk to myself because I am super excited to finally be here... Third trimester.I did not realise how fast my second trimester went by, maybe because I was feeling better physically and of course the hype of the christmas holiday!My Precious gift is doing well and very active. The other day I went for an ultrasound and baby was sucking his/her finger and I could clearly see the face (as clear as can be from an ultrasound). Its the cutest picture I have ever seen! And I am proud of myself for not giving in to the urge to know the sex, DH and I decided we want it to be surprise this time around, but I almost asked the U/S technician to tell me....anyway Im glad I fought off the urge and still we are going to have our surprise!
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machalaB - 198 days ago
@ lexy n sher, yea i get weighed and all that at my dr too, im sure all pregnant women do, n the monitor i speak of is the exact same one you usually get hooked up to when in labor to monitor the baby's heart and contractions . On another note come August ill be the youngest CPC i know, God is great, paying attention in college payed off tremendously. Im excited so i had to share. 28 weeks tomorrow! My guy is doin wonderful! Lifes great👍🌟
sher-baby - 198 days ago
Haha...lexy!! Yup sounds like nesting!! I've had the change table, pack and play, glider, swing, and bouncy chair up and ready for about a month now!! I also installed the car seat base in my car (still gotta do dh's), and I put up the crib last weekend! Waiting until after the baby shower to wash the clothes we already have. Plus we r getting our dresser custom made so when we get that I'll For sure be washing all his clothes and putting them away. I've also started my hospital bag..little bit by little bit. We'll be all set. Anyone else besides lexy and myself hardcore nesting??! Lol
machalaB - 198 days ago
@ supermom im high risk also but my reg ob hooked me up to the machine on yday
lexy-b - 198 days ago
Sher same with my doctor lol. I get weighed, blood pressure taken & get to hear the heat beat at my appointments. That's it.
sher-baby - 198 days ago
I've never been hooked up to anything...my dr only uses the Doppler....lol meh!
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