Third trimester: The Final Stretch

Finally, at 26 weeks, you move into the third trimester. Weeks 26–40 are the last part of your pregnancy journey. Your baby and your abdomen keep growing. You may find yourself slowing down. This is a time when you may feel more emotional—you may feel a little bit excited and a little bit scared. Now it’s more important than ever to get lots of rest and eat well so you’re ready for the day your baby arrives.

  • Growing together

    You and your baby have been through a lot together. Learn about changes in mom and baby in the third trimester and what may happen if you go past your due date.

  • Healthy body and mind

    The best way to take care of your baby is to take care of yourself. Learn more about healthy eating, physical activity and other ways you can take care of yourself.

  • Feeling uncomfortable? Here's what you can do

    The third trimester brings more changes. Here are some ideas to help you cope with these very common changes.

  • Prenatal care and tests

    Learn more about prenatal check-ups and the tests you will receive during the final trimester.

  • Planning ahead

    There are many things you can do in the third trimester to prepare for labour and birth. Learn more about feeding your baby, planning for support, learning about your birth centre and the paperwork required.

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