What prenatal care do I need during week 28 of pregnancy?

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This is the beginning of the third trimester. The growing fetus and enlarging uterus are resulting in soreness and difficulty finding a comfortable position, especially for sleep. The fetus is active and the woman may experience Braxton Hicks or “practice” contractions. If the woman’s blood type is Rh negative, an injection of RhoGam is given at the 28th week.

During the third trimester, you will need to schedule bi-weekly visits to the doctor for checkups. And by week 36, you will need to schedule appointments once a week. During these appointments, your doctor may test for certain communicable diseases that could affect your baby.

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