The only thing on the mind of to-be mothers during their 3rd trimester is their baby’s health. Even though the 3rd trimester is period of huge discomfort for the mother, it also the most joyous considering her baby is about to enter the world. This period is also the most critical when it comes to the baby since the growth is rapid. Babies grow upto 3 times their sizes during the 3rd trimester, thus should be provided with ample nutrition and care. Here are a few things you can follow to make ensure you baby’s good health:
-Frequent visits to the doctor
Remember, nothing can replace professional expertise. The more you visit the doctor, the better idea you’ll have of your baby’s health. In the 3rd trimester, you should ideally be visiting the the doctor every second week. Make it more frequent if you undergo complications.
-Keep a track of your weight
Keeping a track of your weight will also ensure that you are keeping a track of the baby’s weight. It’s vital to keep a check as the 3rd trimester is the time your baby’s growth will be at its most rapid.
-Take all supplements on time
Make sure that you’re taking all the iron, calcium and vitamin supplements on time, as prescribed by your doctor, as this will ensure that that the baby has no mineral deficiencies upon birth and is growing as he should.
Exercising regularly is one of the best ways of ensuring not just your but your baby’s health as well. Even though exercising can be a little difficult during the 3rd trimester, but regular yoga and breathing exercises are easy and can prove to be fruitful.
-Get all the necessary tests done
There are various conditions that pregnant women are at risk of, so make sure that you are get all the necessary tests for diabetes, hemoglobin, iron deficiency, etc, just so that they can be treated on time and don’t hinder the baby’s growth.
We hope that you follow these steps on your road to motherhood. Don’t overthink or take stress at any given point during 3rd trimester and try to do things that make you happy. Remember, your baby is a part of you: hence, your happiness will be his happiness. Good luck!