Third trimester pregnancy

Overview

The third trimester is a time of rapid growth and maturing of the baby.

Symptoms

The third trimester can be physically and emotionally challenging. Third trimester symptoms may include backaches, swollen ankles, joint pain, heartburn, hemorrhoids, and mounting anxiety. A baby opens its eyes and packs on weight during this period.

Treatments

Health care providers should be seen more often as the due date approaches.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


Content from Mayo Clinic ©1998-2019 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of Use