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It’s time for a big round of applause ... you’ve just hit your third trimester - the final one! Needless to say you must be thrilled to bits about meeting your little one soon. We’re here to help you nut out your third trimester pregnancy symptoms, as well as fill you in on your baby’s progress during this last stage of pregnancy week by week. How big is your belly? Are you ready to pop? Share your bump photos with us along the way.

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Your third trimester baby

What starts off around the size of an eggplant at 27 weeks pregnant, may well end up being bigger than a watermelon at birth! We’re talking about your baby, of course, who in the third trimester will open its eyes for the first time and often triple in weight. The finishing touches are being put on the lungs and digestive tract, while all other organs are fully formed.

Third trimester pregnancy symptoms

As for your pregnancy symptoms, you might be feeling tired, so it’s important to rest every minute you can. If sleep isn’t happening, try lying on your side with three pillows – one between your knees, one behind your back and one under your head. Or have you got any tips to share for getting a good night’s sleep? Things like muscle and leg cramps, swelling, heartburn and acidic tummy pains are all fairly normal now too, but if you have any concerns, always check with your doctor just in case.

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