Augusta Health Care for Women

39 Beam Lane,Fishersville, Virginia 22939
Phone: (540) 213-7750, (540) 213-7755

110 Houston Street, Suite C, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: (540) 463-7751, Fax: (540) 213-7755.


Third Trimester (weeks 29 through 40-42)

Third trimester of Pregnancy

Your prenatal visits will become more frequent during the third trimester. It is important to remember that unless medically indicated, we want your body to initiate labor.

Call if you experience:

  • Significant bleeding
  • Moderate to Severe abdominal pain
  • Urinating only small amounts of liquid or urine that's dark in color
  • Rapid weight gain, or not enough weight gain
  • Severe dizziness
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea for more than 12 hours
  • Severe Headache
  • Pain or burning during urination (this could be a sign of a urinary tract infection)

Important Reminder: During your third trimester is the perfect time to pre-register and tour Labor & Delivery. You can contact them at 540-332-4360. You will also want to let us know who you have chosen as a pediatrician for your baby. Performing at home kick count evaluations on a regular basis is encouraged.

Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Your OB Visits

Please note that every patient and pregnancy is unique and special. Therefore, some items may vary per appointment.

Visit 6 - Routine Prenatal Visit (30 weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 7 - Routine Prenatal Visit (32 weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 8 - Routine Prenatal Visit (34 weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 9 - Routine Prenatal Visit (36 weeks)

Cultures for Group B Strep will be taken once between 36-38 weeks. Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 10 - Routine Prenatal Visit (37 weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 11 - Routine Prenatal Visit (38 weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 12 - Routine Prenatal Visit (39 weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 13 - Routine Prenatal Visit (40 weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

40+ weeks, Additional Prenatal Visits until Delivery

Common Discomforts

Symptoms you may experience will include adjusting to strong and more frequent movements from your baby and low abdominal aches. Shortness of breath and difficulty sleeping are also normal, though can be a nuisance. You may also experience something called Braxton Hicks contractions, which are not signs of labor, but may feel as such. Right now you might be feeling somewhat anxious about labor and taking care of a new baby. Feeling excited but fearful about the unknown is completely normal.

Your Baby

Month 7 - Your baby has another significant growth spurt and is now about 14 inches long. At this point, a baby born prematurely (too early), would require very specialized care.

Month 8 - Your baby is maturing and is new developing reserves of body fat. He or she is probably a strong kicker by now, but may be getting too big to move around much.

Month 9 - Your baby can hear you. The baby may weigh nearly 7 pounds, and be about 18 to 20 inches long. In other words, "Any day now, Mom!"