Third trimester

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The last few months of pregnancy — the third trimester — can be physically and emotionally challenging. Third trimester symptoms might include backaches, heartburn and shortness of breath.

During the third trimester, a fetus gains weight and the eyes open. Rapid growth might lead to more noticeable fetal movements.

During the third trimester, you'll meet with your health care provider regularly. As your due date comes closer, keep asking questions. Knowing what to expect during the third trimester can help you prepare for the final stages of pregnancy.

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Nov. 04, 2022

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