Third trimester chart (Baby 2) – Joy Lynn
Third Trimester Magazine
Honestly, aside from feeling uncomfortable and huge, this trimester goes by quickly and with almost nothing to worry about, so I’ll just go over the main points!
I started antenatal chiropractic care during these three months, and it was very helpful and really helped me relax my body. This is to help keep the baby in the optimal position for birth, and he really keeps his head down the whole time, so I definitely credit the chiro-care for this! I always leave great tips from Dr. Barton on some stretches and exercises at home to help me do and they are very helpful. I started having sciatica and I was always able to get quick relief with a few moves I learned from her. That said, my side sleeping is forever uncomfortable and it seems no matter how hard I try to adjust myself it never matters and I wake up feeling curvy – haha - but not everything will be perfectly ideal during pregnancy, so oh well.
One thing that was strange to me during this pregnancy was this baby feeling LOW with each age, until near the end when he seemed to emerge and the pelvic pressure I had been feeling for weeks went away. pass away. More on that in my birth story, but it’s disappointing my hopes for a VBAC.
At my 36-week gynecologist appointment, I was 50% dilated and 1/2cm dilated. At my 37 week appointment, I was 70-80% spent and still 1/2cm dilated. About two days later, my water broke. Actually, if you read it back in my second trimester, I dreamed about water breaking in the middle of the night but actually I peeed myself hahaha… Oh this time, I woke up and thought I was peeing. , and my water IS NOT broken! Of course more on that in my birth story 🙂