Women's  Healthcare Topics is a website about pregnancy and your newborn baby.

Pregnancy Third Trimester
Weeks 28 thru 40

Pregnancy: Week 28

learn about the more frequent prenatal visits, preventing Rh sensitization, and Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR).

You may want to start counting your baby's kicks. It's a good way to feel more secure in knowing your baby is healthy.

Pregnancy: Week 29

 Learn about mom's physical changes, overview on breastfeeding and restless leg syndrome.

From now on, you should be on the lookout for any signs of pre-term labor. When diagnosed early, your doctor can stop it.

Pregnancy: Week 30

Braxton Hicks contractions will become more of a problem. Learn about preventing heartburn, creating a birth plan, and pain relief options for labor.

Are you ready for your baby's birth? The time will be here before you know it.

Pregnancy: Week 31

Read about mom's changes, pregnancy symptoms to expect, twin pregnancy and maternal request cesarean delivery.

As you approach your due date, are you thinking about the different ways to give birth, natural vaginal birth, or by cesarean section.

Pregnancy: Week 32

Time to find out what happens at a cesarean delivery. Learn about pregnancy symptoms, breech baby position and baby’s changes.

You have five weeks to go until your baby is considered early term.

Pregnancy: Week 33

Learn about the four stages of labor, risk for preterm labor and how to pack your hospital bag.

You are probably thinking about your baby's delivery. Expect a few false alarms to the hospital.

Pregnancy: Week 34

Learn about Braxton-Hicks contractions and an overview about unnecessary episiotomies.

You may also notice that your baby has "dropped" into your pelvis. This is called "lightning," and it typically occurs before your labor begins.

Pregnancy: Week 35

 Learn about breech births, nesting instinct, Group B Strep and more.

At 35 weeks pregnant, you are almost to the finish line. Have you taking a hospital tour? Many hospitals offer tours of their labor and delivery areas.

Pregnancy: Week 36

read about “lightening”, vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) and pain relief options for delivery.

You may think that you can't get any bigger, but you have four more weeks until your due date.

Pregnancy: Week 37

Read about, your birth plan, breech baby, external version, delivery of twins and your changes at full term.

You are now considred early term. If you were to deliver your baby her or she would be healthy.

Pregnancy: Week 38

Do you know the signs of labor, and when to tell labor has started?

Now the waiting game begins. You must try to be patient and watch out for the signs of labor.

Pregnancy: Week 39

 Learn about the apgar score test, and fetal heart rate monitoring.

If you are having Braxton Hicks contractions, you may notice that they're occurring more often.

Pregnancy: Week 40

Learn about natural labor inducers, post-term pregnancy and signs of true labor.

If you haven't already, review the signs of labor. Are you thinking about ways to induce your labor?