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What should I discuss with my doctor during the 3rd trimester?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

During the 3rd trimester, you should be going to the doctor twice monthly and asking about any concerns you may have in the moment. Here are some things to consider:

  • Tests
  • Symptoms
  • Communicable diseases (HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Rh status)
  • Baby’s development
  • Baby’s positioning in the womb
  • Safe activities
  • Childbirth
  • Delivery complications (preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, iron-deficiency anemia, preterm labor)
  • Emotions/distress
  • Ailments

You should continue to prepare for the birth and your baby's final weeks of development in the womb, and be sure to talk to your doctor about any signs of labor you are having.

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