As of this week, the third trimester of pregnancy has begun, with three more months to go, which is 12 obstetric weeks.
The baby is actively preparing to meet the outside world.
By this period, a woman can gain weight over 8-9 kilograms. Every next week is considered normal weight gain up to 300-400 grams, and for those carrying twins – 500-600 grams.
If a woman has not yet felt training contractions before this term, it can probably happen at 29 weeks of pregnancy. These contractions prepare the woman’s body for the upcoming birth. As a rule, they are short-lived and painless. But if you doubt your sensations, it is better to see a doctor to avoid problems due to increased uterine tone.
Watch the nature of the discharge from the vagina, because changes in the discharge may indicate problems that you should discuss with your doctor. Normal is considered light, not abundant discharge. Very dangerous bloody and watery discharge, in case of their detection, immediately consult a doctor. It may signal premature labor.
Watch your weight, you do not need to “eat for two”. The weight gain for each subsequent week should not exceed 400 grams.
Don’t forget about walking in the fresh air and physical activity. They keep your body toned, strengthen your cardiovascular system, prepare you for childbirth, relieve stress and get positive emotions.