Third Trimester
As you begin your third trimester it is normal to notice back pain, enlargement of your breasts, difficulty breathing in certain positions, heartburn, fatigue, swelling, contractions, and frequent urination. You will come in weekly for prenatal visits during your third trimester in the Ogden area, with frequent ultrasounds.

We recommend a pregnancy support brace if you are experiencing back pain. This helps alleviate pressure on the nerves in your back and pelvis. And helps relieve abdominal muscle and leg pains.

Kick counts
By your 28th week of pregnancy you have probably noticed that your baby is most active after a meal, eating sweets, drinking cold water, or after physical activity.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that you do what's called "kick counts" which means you monitor how long it takes you to feel 10 kicks, flutters, swishes, or rolls. Ideally, you want to feel at least 10 movements within 2 hours. You will likely feel 10 movements in less time than that. If you have noticed that your baby isn't moving as much usual eat a snack, drink some water, and find a comfortable position.(Most women like to lie on their left side)Focus on any type of movement. As soon as you feel 10 movements you are done. If you go a 2 hour period and do not reach the 10 movements, go directly to Labor and Delivery.

Group B Strep and pregnancy
Group B streptococcus or GBS is a bacteria that lives in the digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts of men and women.
And usually does not cause any illness or harm. It is not a sexually transmitted disease, and although the names is similar to Group A streptococcus that causes "strep throat" they are not the same. We will test you for this between 35-36 weeks at your Ogden area third trimester prental visit, by using a swab. This is used to take a sample from the woman’s vagina and rectum. If it comes back positive we will treat you during labor.

How to tell when you're in Labor
Women who have gone through labor before will always say, "trust me you'll know when you're in labor." And that's very true.
But if you're a first time mom there's a lot of anxiety surrounding labor. And a large amount of that anxiety stems from not knowing the actual signs or what to expect during labor. Knowing exactly what to look for will help reduce labor related stress.
Possible signs of labor
  • Backache
  • Menstrual-like cramps
  • Soft bowel movements
  • Gush of fluid from the vagina
  • Contractions that are consistent
Your body goes through a lot before actually delivery will happen. First, your cervix needs to soften (ripening) then thins and shortens (effacement) and dilates (0-10 cm)
Ogden clinic has many pediatricians at four of their locations. We would be happy to schedule you an appointment to meeta pediatrician prior to you delivery.

Second Trimester
Postpartum Care