In this video, Dr. Isabel Blumberg explains what you can expect from your own body and your baby’s during the third trimester. This is often referred to as the home stretch and takes place between weeks 28-40. During this time it is important to continue maintaining a healthy diet, continue taking prenatal vitamins rich in folic acid and avoiding unpasteurized food. Exercise is OK but try low impact activities like walking or swimming. If you are having trouble getting to sleep, try lying on your side with pillows in between your knees.
Haider BA, Yakoob MY, Bhutta ZA. Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy on maternal and birth outcomes. BMC Public Health 2011;11 Suppl 3:S19.
Have a Healthy Pregnancy. US Department of Health & Human Services, 2011. (Accessed on February 11, 2011 at http://www.healthfinder.gov/prevention/ViewTopic.aspx?topicID=48.)
Littleton HL, Bye K, Buck K, Amacker A. Psychosocial stress during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes: a meta-analytic review.J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 2010;31(4):219-28. Epub 2010 Nov 2.
Middleton P, Crowther CA, Simmonds L, Muller P. Different intensities of glycaemic control for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes.Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010;9:CD008540.
Simpson JL, Bailey LB, Pietrzik K, Shane B, Holzgreve W. Micronutrients and women of reproductive potential: required dietary intake and consequences of dietary deficiency or excess. Part II--vitamin D, vitamin A, iron, zinc, iodine, essential fatty acids.J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2011;24(1):1-24. Epub 2010 Apr 14.
©2005-2017 HealthiNation, Inc. All rights reserved. HealthiNation does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.