Third Trimester To-Do List

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third trimester ultrasound appointment

Attend All Appointments and Make Your Birth Plan


In your final weeks of pregnancy, you'll have frequent doctor appointments. Your doctor will track fetal growth and monitor your cervix to get a sense of whether you're approaching labor. If your doctor puts you on bed rest, stick with the down time you're prescribed. Talk with your doctor about your birth plan and put it in writing. You'll need to be flexible on your plans when you're actually going through labor and delivery — you may change your mind about epidurals vs. natural pain relief, or your doctor may need to pursue other treatment options in the delivery room. It's natural to feel anxiety about going into labor and giving birth, so talk with your physician about any questions or concerns you have.

Next: Choose Your Childbirth Partner and Take Classes

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