What happens during a checkup?
During a clinical visit, the physician assesses the expecting mother for any pregnancy symptoms or discomforts. Similarly, they may also check if the patient is at a healthy weight and test for complications such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.
The clinical visits also provides the opportunity for the physician to examine the vitals and health of the fetus. This means checking fetal heartbeat, fetal lie (the position of the fetus), and the size of the uterus in relation to the length of pregnancy.
What changes occur during the third trimester?
Baby development in the third trimester of pregnancy marks the fetus’ most dramatic increase in size. As a result, the uterus must stretch or expand to make space for the baby. This may cause discomfort to the mother. There are also several other symptoms that the mother may experience:
What kind of baby development happens in the third trimester of pregnancy?
By the third trimester, the fetus has almost completely developed. However, some parts of their body do not develop fully as to make it easier for the mother to give birth. These include fetal skull bones, which do not firmly attach to each other at this stage.