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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Your Third Trimester

Your Third Trimester
Fast Facts
It's true that you need to "eat for two," but that usually means only about 300 extra calories a day, depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. Those bonus calories should come from healthy foods—not desserts and sodas.


  • Biophysical Profile

    Biophysical Profile (BPP, Ultrasound Evaluation with a Nonstress Test) Procedure overview A biophysical profile is a test that’s sometimes given during your third trimester of pregnancy. It is typica...

  • Back Pain in Pregnancy

    Back Pain in Pregnancy Why is back pain so common in pregnancy? One of the most common complaints during pregnancy is back pain. In fact, it's estimated that more than half of all women experience so...

  • Pregnancy and Heartburn

    Pregnancy and Heartburn Chances are good that you’re one of more than three-fourths of pregnant women who experience the churning and burning of heartburn or acid indigestion. It typically hits somew...

  • Pregnancy and Posture

    Pregnancy and Posture Why is good posture important in pregnancy? Much back pain in pregnancy is related to the strain on your back from the weight of your growing baby. Using proper posture can help...

  • The Third Trimester

    The Third Trimester Prenatal visits during the third trimester During the second and third trimester prenatal visits, your physician/midwife may check the following, depending on your current medical...