Your Third Trimester, Week-by-Week
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You might find yourself increasingly breathless as your growing uterus crowds your diaphragm. It should ease a bit when the baby drops lower in your pelvis later in pregnancy.
Unless told otherwise by your doctor, keep exercising to build stamina for labor. Turn down the intensity if you feel out of breath. Alert your health insurer to your due date. Find out any requirements they may have about adding a baby to your policy. Get life insurance and write a will with a guardianship agreement.
What to do now:
From the stressful (prenatal tests! gaining weight!) to the sheer fun (buying maternity clothes! your baby shower!), growing a baby involves a seemingly endless host of developments to expect, plan and accomplish. Our step-by-step timeline and checklist will help you navigate your pregnancy with as little stress and guesswork as possible. So grab your pencil, put your feet up and simply gestate!