Your Third Trimester, Week-by-Week
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Don't get too married to your dream delivery: Even if you're hoping for a vaginal birth, there's a nearly 1 in 3 chance you'll have a C-section.
Create a basic (one page, max!) birth plan "wish list"; outline your preferences for delivery method and pain relief, but don't micromanage. Learn what to expect if you need a C-section. Tour your hospital's maternity floor.
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!