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Antenatal Care - Third Trimester

During the third trimester we are seeing you in clinic every two weeks and then weekly from 35 weeks. We are checking for problems such as high blood pressure but also answering any questions you have. At about 35 weeks we put aside an appointment to discuss your birth plan and make sure we know how you wish to be cared for during labour. We are very keen for your partner to attend this appointment.

Baby's movements may start to follow more of a pattern with movements being more marked in the evening or at bedtime (yours - not baby's!). Many women aren't sleeping well at this time so make time for a rest during the day. Do call if you are worried that baby is moving less often or you experience any abdominal pains or bleeding.

This page was last updated at 10:08AM on April 2, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Antenatal Care - Third Trimester.