Friday, June 25, 2010

Third trimester already...how time flies!

Week 28

How your baby's growing:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

How your life's changing:

You're in the home stretch! The third and final trimester starts this week. If you're like most women, you'll gain about 11 pounds this trimester.

At this point, you'll likely visit your doctor or midwife every two weeks. Then, at 36 weeks, you'll switch to weekly visits. Depending on your risk factors, your practitioner may recommend repeating blood tests for HIV and syphilis now, as well as doing cultures for chlamydia and gonorrhea, to be certain of your status before delivery. Also, if your glucose screening test result was high and you haven't yet had follow-up testing, you'll soon be given the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. And if the blood work done at your first prenatal visit showed that you're Rh negative, you'll get an injection of Rh immunoglobulin to prevent your body from developing antibodies that could attack your baby's blood. (If your baby is Rh positive, you'll receive another shot of Rh immunoglobulin after you give birth.)

Around this time, some women feel an unpleasant "creepy-crawly" sensation in their lower legs and an irresistible urge to move them while trying to relax or sleep. If this sensation is at least temporarily relieved when you move, you may have what's known as restless legs syndrome (RLS). No one knows for sure what causes RLS, but it's relatively common among expectant mothers. Try stretching or massaging your legs, and cut down on caffeine, which can make the symptoms worse. Ask your caregiver if you should try iron supplements, which can sometimes relieve RLS.

(source from pregnancy.com)


6 comments:

  1. alhamdulilah...da msuk 3rd tsemestr....
    take care yea kak...semoga dipermudahkan..amin

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  2. lin,

    cepat betul la...isk...berdebar pulak

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  3. Saya pun semakin berdebar ni kak....dulu lepas bersalin anak ke 3 siap ckp husband, tak nak dah..sakit!! Ni nak menempuh sekali lagi, takut rasa...huhu

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  4. yus,

    yela kan..mcm2 bermain kat fikiran...moga kita semua dipermudahkan oleh NYA...amin

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  5. tak lama ja lagi.. 2 bulan lebih..
    kalo i memang minggu 36 dah bersalin..

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  6. kakyong bib,

    tula pasal..dah x lama...owh...you mmg sumer bersalin awal ye?

    ReplyDelete

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