In my experience, when you're in your third trimester it doesn't take much to brighten up your day. In fact, when I was nearing my due date, if someone so much as asked how I'd been feeling, or offered me any semblance of kindness, my mood instantly improved. Both of my pregnancies were pretty difficult, so when I neared the finish line I realized that the kinds things you can do to a pregnant woman in her third trimester are often made up of the little things. In other words, you don't have to accomplish much to make a pregnant woman's day.
While my first pregnancy was far from "easy," my second pregnancy was the real doozy. It pushed me to the limit, both physically and emotionally, so I was more than ready to be done way before it was time to even think about labor and delivery. Then, around week 36 or so, my doctors noticed I was leaking amniotic fluid. I'd been in and out of the hospital more times than any mother with a 4-year-old daughter at home should, so to say I felt scared and alone and frustrated would be a grave understatement.
For me, the third trimester seemed to last forever. It took my partner and I multiple attempts, and I endured two miscarriages, before I found myself pregnant with my son, so counting down the weeks until I could hold him in my arms was downright torturous. Add pregnancy complications to the mix, and it's clear that I needed random acts of kindness on the regular. Thankfully, I had supportive people in my life to help me push through. You know, people who were willing to do the following: