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Third Trimester

As your belly continues to grow, so does your excitement! Curious what happens during the third trimester of your pregnancy? Turn to our guides for information and expert advice on how to prepare for childbirth and care for a newborn.
As your belly continues to grow, so does your excitement! Curious what happens during the third trimester of your pregnancy? Turn to our guides for information and expert advice on how to prepare for childbirth and care for a newborn.

Pregnancy Week by Week in the Third Trimester

Every week brings new surprises. Click below to find out what you can expect during each week of your third trimester.

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Preparing for Baby

Baby will be here before you know it, so it’s important to finalize your plans during the third trimester. Explore our articles below to make sure you have all your bases covered before baby arrives.

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Labor & Delivery

When it comes to labor and delivery, you likely have a lot of questions. Read our articles below to help you know what to expect when the big day comes.

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Birth Plan

There’s more to delivering a baby than just showing up at the hospital. How do you feel about pain medication? Who do you want in the delivery room? Our articles take you through your birth plan options to inform and empower you and help make your childbirth experience a beautiful one.

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Birth Stories

Labor and delivery are top of mind for mamas in their third trimester, and it can help to hear from others who’ve been through it before. We feature birth stories from real parents like you, so you can ready yourself and take heart knowing you’re about to join a community of amazing mamas.

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Tools

Starting to feel contractions? Exciting! But it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to head to the hospital just yet. To help you gauge how far apart your contractions are, use our handy Contraction Counter tool below. Still searching for the perfect baby name? Try our baby name finder. And not sure if you are having a boy or girl? Have some fun with our Chinese Gender Chart.

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Third Trimester Videos

Whether you’re wondering what happens during your third trimester or looking for advice on preparing for labor, we’re here to help. Click play on the videos below to find out more.

Community Forums

Feeling nervous? Excited? A little bit of both? Join our discussion forums, like our third trimester forums and birth month clubs, to chat with real-life parents like you. Ask questions, offer advice and create lifelong connections.

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Birth Announcements

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Pregnancy Complications

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