Week 35: 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.
What to do now:
• 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.
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!