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Countdown to Baby: Your 3rd Trimester To-Do List

Countdown to Baby: Your 3rd Trimester To-Do List

The third trimester to do list

We have here the following recommendations for your wish list and what-to-do list for the last months of pregnancy. The baby countdown list requires you to optimally use the remaining days for effective and safe pregnancy period until the arrival of the baby. The article is categorized by weekly activities to help you understand your condition and to possibly plan the pregnancy in the third trimester.

Activities for week 30 – 32

  • Connect with your friends. You can socialize with them and discuss their experience being pregnant as part of the countdown to date Countdown to Baby: Your 3rd Trimester To-Do Listactivities. If your friends are far from you, you can communicate with them through social networking sites, telephone or chatting. Tell them how about your thoughts and feelings and what did you do to relieve the discomforts.
  • Try low-impact exercises such as swimming and other water aerobics activities. The nutrition and exercise should excel during your pregnancy period.
  • Decide for your baby’s pediatrician. This is the right time to discuss with your partner for choosing the pediatrician.
  • Use eco-friendly cleaners instead of toxics. As few days countdown begins, try to eliminate as possible the toxic cleaners by using vinegar, baking soda and other natural cleaners for your home.
  • The countdown to baby starts and you need to monitor the fetal kicks. Ideally, there should be at least 10 fetal movements in one hour. Drink healthy juices to improve the fetal movement. If nothing happens, consider talking to your doctor.
  • Begin reading baby stories. Avoid reading gruesome books like suspense and other horror books.
  • Use moisturizer on the belly part and if itching is very intense, you can use witch hazel lotions.
  • Plan for your baby shower or select popular baby names in the internet or magazines. You can also ask from your friends and member of the family in choosing the best baby boy names. If your baby is a girl, you can also check a baby books that has lots of names for baby girl.
  • Identify the true and false signs of labor. You can ask your doctor or check the internet. As the baby countdown starts, you should also consider enlisting your family member for the tasks. Shop for the things that you might need while in the hospital.
  • Pack up your things as early as this. The countdown to date of delivery is fast approaching.
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Activities for week 33 – 36

  • Visit a salon. Few days countdown left and you need to sport a low-maintenance haircut since you will be spending much of your time for taking care of the baby. It limits you to take care of your hairdo.
  • Cook and prepare easy-to-cook foods. The countdown to baby is few weeks from now therefore, you need to prioritize this since you’ll be spending much of your time for labor, delivery and taking care of the baby.
  • Delegate tasks to other members of the family.
  • Prepare the nursery room. Your baby should have a clean and well-ventilated room.
  • Read and understand the proper way for newborn care.
  • Talk to your husband about your feelings. This is the best way to ventilate your inner thoughts and helps you to accept the role of being a mother.
  • Buy a newborn baby book and record all the unforgettable moments until baby countdown days are very close.
  • Let your husband decide for car seat system and clean everything. Start communicating with your doctor every 2 weeks.
  • If you are working, decide when to file a maternal leave. Call the insurance company and inform them about your due date.


Activities for week 37 – 40

  • Shop and purchase baby items. As the countdown to date for delivery can be counted by fingers, you need to list the important things such as baby’s clothes, diaper and other needed materials for your labor and delivery.
  • Let your husband install the car seat or look for someone who can do it in your behalf.
  • Choose and visit the hospital you want to give birth. When the remaining few days countdown left is short, then you need to decide where to give birth. If you have a chosen hospital, visit the delivery room, labor room and the nursery for the baby.
  • Sleep and rest as much as possible.
  • This time you need to check your baby to do list. If you already have the baby’s clothes, wash it gently and put some fragrance-free detergent.
  • Send your “thank you notes” for the baby shower.
  • If possible, learn how to perform infant CPR, breastfeeding and newborn care from the professionals.
  • The countdown to baby is now an inch away. You can have your strep b tests or ask your doctor about your current condition by taking some important lab tests.
  • The baby countdown to delivery is getting nearer therefore you need to ask your doctor about the position of the baby. This will help you understand your current condition and take advantage of it just for resting and earning sufficient energy.
  • Be ready and prepare for your labor process and delivery.
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Delores C. West is a compassionate healthcare professional with a focus on women's health and wellness. As a certified nurse-midwife, Delores is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women throughout their reproductive journey. With a warm and nurturing approach, she empowers her patients to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Delores's expertise in women's health makes her a trusted resource for individuals seeking personalized and compassionate care. Connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more about her commitment to women's health and wellness.