THIRD TRIMESTER
ON THIS DAY THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION WAS REVIEWED WITH PATIENT
DESCRIPTION: IT WILL COLMINATE WITH THE BIRTH OF THE BABY, THE END OF THE PREGNANCY AND THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL LIFE TOGETHER.  THE BABY STARTED OUT AS A FERTILIZED EGG.  ALMOST EVERY SINGLE DAY THE BABY ALONG WITH YOUR BODYHAS CHANGED AND GROWN.  BY THE TIME THE BABY IS BORN IT WILL HAVE SPENT APPROXIMATELY 280 DAYS OR 40 WEEKS FULLY DEVELOPING IN THE WOMB.

MONTH 7
THE BABY IS ABOUT 15 INCHES LONG WEIGHING ABOUT 2 TO 2 ½ POUNDS.  YOU MAY SEE THE BABY’S MOVEMENT AS THEY EXERCISE BY KICKING, STRETCHING, AND CHANGING POSITION FROM SIDE TO SIDE.  YOU WILL PROBABLY GAIN ANOTHER 3 TO 4 POUNDS IN THIS MONTH.

MONTH EIGHT
NOW THE BABY IS 16 INCHES LONG AND WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 4 POUNDS.  THE EYES ARE OPENED AND THE BABY SHOULD CHANGE POSITION IN THE UTERUS, FACING HEAD DOWN.  THE BABY SHOULD STAY IN THIS POSITION UNTIL BIRTH.  DURING THIS MONTH YOU MAY GAIN ANOTHER 3 TO 5 POUNDS.

MONTH NINE
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST MONTH THE BABY IS NEARLY FULL GROWN. THE BABY’S WEIGHT GAIN IS ABOUT ½ A POUND PER WEEK NOW.  AT 40 WEEKS THE BABY IS FULL TERM AND WEIGHS FROM 6 TO 9 POUNDS AND IS USUALLY 19 TO 22 INCHES LONG.  DURING THE FINAL MONTH THE BABY WILL SETTLE FURTHER DOWN INTO YOUR PELVIS OR DROP.  YOU WILL PROBABLY FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE AND YOUR BREATHING WILL BE EASIER ALTHOUGH YOU MAY NEED TO URINATE MORE FREQUENTLY.