Your Third Trimester, Week-by-Week
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There's a good chance your body harbors Group B streptococcus bacteria without your knowing it. If it colonizes in the vagina and is left untreated, it can infect your baby at birth.
Make sure your doctor tests you for Group B strep between 35 and 37 weeks. Choose a pediatrician. She'll need to examine your baby while still in the hospital. Consider doing perineal massage daily in preparation for labor.
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!