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What can you and your partner expect in the third trimester (28-40 weeks) of your pregnancy? 

Here's an overview, with topics ranging from your baby's development to key decisions you'll have to consider.

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Video about Your Third Trimester

Video about Your Third Trimester

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Learn more about what you and your developing baby will experience during the 3rd trimester.
Writing Your Birth Plan or Birth Wishes

Writing Your Birth Plan or Birth Wishes

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
Packing for a Birth in the Hospital

Packing for a Birth in the Hospital

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you’re planning to have your baby in a hospital, pack a bag ahead of time. Here are some tips for making sure you include all you need.
Fetal Development in the Third Trimester

Fetal Development in the Third Trimester

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During the third trimester (the last three months of pregnancy) your baby continues to develop, gains weight and begins to prepare for the birthing process.
Check-ups and Tests in the Third Trimester

Check-ups and Tests in the Third Trimester

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Now that you're nearing the end of your pregnancy, you’ll be seeing your doctor or midwife more frequently.
Mothers' Physical Changes in the Third Trimester

Mothers' Physical Changes in the Third Trimester

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During the third trimester you may be feeling excited or impatient to finally meet your baby.
Weight Gain in the Third Trimester

Weight Gain in the Third Trimester

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

During your third trimester, weight gain should be steady and gradual, continuing at about the same rate as in your second trimester.
Choosing Where to Give Birth - Hospital or Home?

Choosing Where to Give Birth - Hospital or Home?

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

A key part of planning for your baby is deciding where you want to give birth. In BC, women and their partners can choose to have their baby in a hospital or at home.
Personal Support When You're Giving Birth

Personal Support When You're Giving Birth

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your partner and anyone else you'd like can be with you during your labour and birth. Think about who you want to include and make sure they're available.
Prenatal Classes in the Third Trimester

Prenatal Classes in the Third Trimester

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Prenatal classes can help you and your partner plan for what you can expect - physically and emotionally - during childbirth and the early days of parenting.

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