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What to Expect Third Trimester

The last trimester is filled with excitement as the wait to meet your new baby is nearing, but this trimester can be the most challenging. Some common complaints are abdominal achiness, tiredness, heartburn, varicose veins, increased urination, Braxton hicks contractions, backaches, and round ligament pain.  As your baby grows and gains the majority of weight in the last month, you will experience lightening which usually occurs around 36 weeks when your baby drops into the pelvis and gets into the birthing position.