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.
lil.pumpkins - 1.8 hours ago
@claraxx I'm there myself made a very long to do list of everything that needs to be done before my lil guy comes and time is just flying by so fast I feel like I'm running out of time lol.
claraxx - 2 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 - 8 days ago
Yay, third trimester today!
liltyke7 - 33 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 - 33 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 - 34 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 - 34 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 - 35 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 - 35 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 - 35 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 - 39 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 - 40 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 - 104 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 - 111 days ago
We've had our name picked out since before I was pregnant lol. Simon Campbell Gilmore. :-)
KristinaA - 112 days ago
Yay, mamaford. I need to start thinking about nursery and names and stuff. Too much to do.
mamaford77 - 115 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 - 122 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 - 132 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 - 132 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 - 132 days ago
@ supermom im high risk also but my reg ob hooked me up to the machine on yday
lexy-b - 132 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 - 132 days ago
I've never been hooked up to anything...my dr only uses the Doppler....lol meh!
lexy-b - 132 days ago
I'm glad I'm not the only one getting them. They're so strong & uncomftable & I really dislike getting them at work. Sometimes I'm confused if it's just baby doing yoga & stretching out in there or if it's an actual contraction. Babylove I've only ever been hooked up when I went to the hospital when I was in labour. I've heard it's normally to monitor you when you're past your due date to check to make sure baby is okay. Supermom I'm glad everyting is okay with your family. Hoping they have a quick recovery. I have finally started to get ready for baby & I'm in full swing - totally nesting. Got the bassinet put toghether, washed all the baby's clothes, blankets & recieving blankets & have them put in the closet. Have the glider setup & all the bottles/pump in a bag ready for sterilization! I feel like I'm in a good place now. Just have to set up baby's crib & move the dresser/change table into the room & need to buy a couple things then I'm all set! It's going to be hard waiting now :)
babylove5 - 132 days ago
My memory has failed me on this. Do they hook everyone up to the monitor for the stress test or Is it only if you're having contractions? This is number 5 but I only remember being hooked up when I thought I was having contractions.
machalaB - 133 days ago
@ supermom thats great news, i was actually having contractions today and didn't feel them also, i only knew from them being picked up on the monitor at drs today.
sher-baby - 133 days ago
I do lexy!! Sometimes I have to hold my breath. There soo strong. But there not regular so it's cool...everything's good!
lexy-b - 133 days ago
Is anyone else getting really strong braxton hicks contractions? I started getting them really bad at night but now I'm getting them throughout the day. I had them with my son but not until about 4 weeks before he was due. This sucks!!
sher-baby - 134 days ago
Ya, I'm going to try and assume that he's just thrashing around, trying to find a comfy position or get his head down or something!! Thanks! It's a lil reassuring that I'm not the only one experiencing this, making me feel like it's normal and prob not seizures. Babylove- no I don't have history of seizures and they don't run in my family. I don't think they do for my DH family also. And ur right roo27- there are deff not the same as hiccups. Hiccups are a calm, popping sensation. These are violent, repetitive jolts!!!...it's a big difference. The reason I thought of them being seizures in the first place was because I kinda jokingly said to my DH during one of the episodes 'omg...look!!! It looks like my belly is having a seizure!!' But when it happened again I was more like 'hmmm....what is happening in there?!?' We'll see I guess. I will still tell my dr when I go tho, and see what he thinks.
roo27 - 135 days ago
Hiccups feel totally different. They are repetitive and fairly gentle. Comparing the two movements are completely different. But saying that, even if they are seizures, they are quite common in children and they do grow out of them so chances are it isn't much to worry about :)
babylove5 - 135 days ago
Sher when my baby is trying to move to head up he will jerk and move like crazy. It's like he's thrashing and clawing tring to get out. If move he will normally stop. Sometimes I have to move several times. It may just be he's trying really hard to get to a different position. Do you have a history of seizures? When my baby had the hiccups I locate them by my hand I feel a constant popping.
sher-baby - 135 days ago
Roo27- do u feel when ur baby has hiccups?? And do these movements for you feel totally different?? It's a lil worriesom..I try not to stress because even if he is having seizures, there's nothing anyone can do, no testing that can take place until he is born. I feel lots of normal activity but these episodes seem to happen maybe every other day. I'll mention it to my dr Forsure when I go, but I read a lot about it being hiccups and these don't feel like hiccups!!! Hiccups reminds me of popcorn popping in my belly....what I'm feeling deff does not feel like popcorn popping.
roo27 - 135 days ago
Sher I thought exactly the same the other day. The movements feel completely involuntary and violent! It's only happened the once with me though!
sher-baby - 136 days ago
I don't know what's going on in my uterus sometimes...it feels like he has these random violet spasms :-/ this may sound kinda dumb but is it possible for babies to have seizures in the uterus?? I know he has hiccups sometimes but what I'm feeling is like strong, sharp, powerful jolts. Not like rhythmic pops when he has hiccups?? Any thoughts?
babylove5 - 136 days ago
My baby is moving constantly trying to get comfortable and he will move his head from left to right. I just try to keep him head down. I can tell when he's trying to put his head towards my ribs he goes absolutely nuts trying to move. I just readjust myself and he will stop. I hope everyone is well and hasn't caught the flu. It's bad here.
babylove5 - 136 days ago
Supermom I will pray for your family!!
lexy-b - 136 days ago
Oh my gosh supermom87, thinking of you & your family & sending lots of prayers & positive thoughts your way.
babylove5 - 137 days ago
Lexy how cute!!! I am going to see if I can get my friend that does ultrasounds to do it for free. Sher your dad is just trying to push your buttons. What do men know about being pregnant... Lol. All men should keep their mouths shut. Floy idk about the 3 hour but probably they are just checking your blood sugar right? Water doesn't change your sugar level only carbs and sugar.
lexy-b - 137 days ago
babylove5 I uploaded a couple pictures from my 3D ultrasound. It's incredible how much he already looks like his dad lol.
sher-baby - 137 days ago
I've never done the 3hr test...I have no clue. Maybe call and ask ur dr. I would think water should be fine, but I have noo clue! My dr hasn't called about my test, so I'm assuming I passed ?!?!...meh! So my dad yesterday was calling me fatty-boom-boom and saying my cheeks are getting fat!!..ummm I wouldn't be upset if it was anyone else but boy was I ready to rip a strip off him! Like, he's homeless and mooching off his daughter!!! Maybe he should just shut the hell up and consider himself lucky he's not sleeping on a sidewalk when it's -30* C here!!! *ok end rant*
floydianslip2 - 137 days ago
Get well soon Sher! Babylove, I'll grab a couple of my soup recipes when I'm home and post them, this is a great time of year for home made soup! So has anyone done the 3 hour glucose test? This is such a dumb question... I know I have to fast, but I'm allowed to still drink water, right?
sher-baby - 137 days ago
Speaking of sick ppl....I think I'm getting sick! My throat is sore and nose feels stuffy and runny at the same time ugh!!!
babylove5 - 138 days ago
Floy post some of your favorite recipes when you get a chance. I need some new ideas. I am so hungry right now I wish I had a big plate of French fries with hot seasoning and ketchup yum!!! I'm stuck waiting at the dr. Office with all these sick people. I need a mask.
floydianslip2 - 138 days ago
I've got some great recipes for crock pot cooking if you end up getting one! I love mine, it's a real life saver sometimes.
sher-baby - 138 days ago
I don't have a crock pot. I almost bought one over the holidays.
babylove5 - 138 days ago
Sher I'm with you on not feeling productive. I'm so tired and I need more sleep. I wake up 4 times a night and it's getting to me. The crock pot is my friend for supper.
babylove5 - 138 days ago
I am not as hungry this pregnancy as I was the last. I make myself eat at least 300 calories more than I normally would. I eat breakfast, snack , lunch, snack, and supper. I ate a whole pie one morning because I was starving... Lol
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