You’re almost there! Only three more months to go! The last trimester of your pregnancy is time when you body undergoes most amount of changes. This phase can often get overwhelming and confusing.So in order to ready you, here are a few things you can expect in your last trimester. with your rapidly growing baby inside of you:
What changes will the baby undergo?
Your baby’s growth will be the fastest during the third trimester of your pregnancy. growing up to three times both in its size and weight. Your baby’s cartilages will transform into sturdy bones. Its transparent skin will turn opaque. It will continue to accumulate fat and will shed its vernier and lanugo. Your baby will start developing meconium, consisting of vernier, Angolan and blood cells in its intestines. He or she will finally have all five senses in place and will perceive light, darkness, will be able to taste the food you’re eating and will be able to hear the things you’re saying. His brain too, will grow at a fast space, and will be able to function, regulating things like body temperature and dreaming.
What changes will your body undergo?
Since your baby is going to grow at such a rapid pace, your body will also undergo a lot of changes: including the ever growing baby bump, which will be at its biggest during the last trimester. The growing baby will bring all of the following along with himself: aches in the abdomen, fatigue, heartburn, and severe backache. All of these will happen only because your body is trying to keep up with the ever growing bump. You might also develop a few varicose veins and stretch marks but that’s completely okay. However, they can be avoided if you continue to exercise well and moisturize yourself regularly.
Remember, it’ll all be worth it in the end..
It’s going to be a ride full of mixed emotions, but if you’re ever tired of it all, remember all of this only means your baby is healthy and you’re going to hold him in your arms soon. The third trimester can be overwhelming but try following a good diet, a little exercises and socializing and see how your days turn into happy ones. Good luck!