The Wait Is Over. Almost …

The Third Trimester

You've been pregnant for six months and your baby has been growing within you for the same period of time. You wish the little one would arrive sooner or time would fly faster, but there's a whole trimester to go!

For the Mother
"By the time the third trimester comes along, you're just about ready for the final countdown. Your baby bump is no longer conspicuous, but your feet are swollen. You will begin to feel a little more fatigued as you begin work on the little one's nursery. Shopping for the tiny one's first clothes and setting up the cradle can be an exciting phase for the parents-to-be."

Closer to the date of delivery, the risks and complications sometimes escalate as well. Staying constantly in touch with your gynecologist helps, and attending Lamaze classes is also recommended. It is wonderful to start a meditative practice, and keep a journal of memories and experiences.

For the Baby
"It's the third trimester, and the baby inside you is as ready as you are to come into a whole new world. The bones begin to develop in the third trimester, and an extra calcium diet for you is highly recommended. The baby will have the final round of scans, and set course to nestle in the arms of mamma soon enough."

Services Available at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital for the Third Trimester

● Pre-labor & delivery counselling
● Pain relief in labor explained
● Breastfeeding preparation