weeks 28-40 (or until birth)
third trimester YOU’RE IN THE FINAL
stretch and your belly is in full pop-up mode. As baby grows, you’ll feel more and more tired — and more and more hungry. You probably weigh more than you ever have in your life, but don’t freak out. Remember that weight gain is normal, as long as it’s in a healthy range, and look at the bigger picture of healthy baby rather than the number on the scale.
That being said, don’t waste your additional caloric allowance on junk food. High-fat, high-calorie foods can exacerbate acid reflux - a common issue during this trimester as baby takes up more and more of your inner square footage. Eating junk also promotes excessive weight gain and can put you at risk for birthing a larger baby, preeclampsia, preterm labor, gestational diabetes yes, even fot women are susceptible), insomnia and other complications.
Give baby all he or she needs while satisfying your own hungry self by bumping up the portion sizes of your meals and snacks. For instance, have 4 to 6 ounces of chicken instead of 3 to 4, or throw in another ¼ cup of oatmeal into your breakfast. High-fiber complex carbs during this final stretch of pregnancy will help you feel more energized, steady your blood sugar and help baby to gain As healthy for training, bodyweight. continue with your regular routine and add exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor like squats, hip raises, bridges and even Kegels. Avoid moves that require you to lie on your back because the weight of your baby will put pressure on the venous return of blood and could cause you to pass out. Also, avoid plyometric exercises due to loosened joints, moves involving excessive hip flexion and anything that causes you pain.