Skip to Main Content
Connect to 30,000 mums just like you Advice from the Careline and real mums in our community
Home > Third Trimester > 35 weeks pregnant

Third Trimester

  • Article
  • Community Posts

Week by week

Mum, it’s me!

Yes mum, I know - I’m being a massive bed hog. I’m filling up almost the entire space in here now and it’s getting really hard to move. You might even see my hands and feet protruding from your belly as I try to stretch myself out and fling around! I’m slowly starting to drop into your pelvis and I’m responding to just about everything from the outside world, including light, sound and pain - so go easy on me in here! My kidneys and liver are now functioning and I’ve noticed your amniotic fluid is starting to shrink, which can only mean one thing ... we’re almost there mum! Have you had your baby shower yet? I think I’ve heard you talking about it. Sounds like fun!

How are you?

If you’re prone to leaving things to the last minute, now’s the time to get organised. The more prepared you are, the less manic you’ll be on the big day. A good place to start is getting your hospital bag packed if you haven’t already.

It’s also a good time to make a list - yes, another one - of important phone numbers (your midwife, doctor, child carer, partner, birth partner, taxis etc). Put it into your phone or your purse so it’s always with you.

Hopefully you haven’t got any varicose veins, but they are surprisingly common, especially if you have a family history of getting them. As your uterus grows during pregnancy, it presses on the veins in your pelvis and hormonal changes can also affect the valves in your veins. This all contributes to their development, so keep your fingers crossed!

See what the
community has to say

A place to share the joins and questions of parenthood with other mums, and our Careline of experts.

KARI-TIPS Advice from the Careline, a dedicated team of midwives, dietitians and mums with expertise

Why your breast feeding diet is so important
Did you know that our pregnancy diet - and even our breast feeding diet - is influencing baby's deve...
    mums found this helpful

A Spring Tea Party Themed Baby Shower
I was lucky enough to plan my dear friend’s baby shower. I thought long and hard about what kind of ...
    mums found this helpful

I thought all the sleeping troubles were over…
From my personal experience, there are a bunch of reasons, and no hard or fast rules, as to why todd...
    mum found this helpful

  • What our community says about third trimester

    Sign in to add a post

Help us improve your Kariumums experience

Set where you are on your journey and we'll point you towards more relevant posts...

Oops, we had problem at our end. Try again.

  1. No, thanks

Sorry to interrupt,
but we'd love your feedback

On a scale of 0-10 how likely are you to
recommend the Karimums site? (please tick)

Thank you. Can you tell us what you like about this site, or what we can add to improve it?