In the third trimester, the energy of the expectant mother decreases due to her weight. Walking is more difficult, legs can get swollen, varicose veins may appear, and both the back and pelvis may hurt. Urine continence is also difficult, as the baby is already quite pushing the bladder by this time. In the last month, there are colostrum leaks and so-called false labour pains (uterine contractions) that prepare the mother for childbirth.
From week 36 onwards, the baby’s heart sound will be examined and the uterine contractions (CTG) will be checked weekly. Blood pressure measurements, foetal movement tests, and blood sampling and urine tests are also performed in the last trimester.