The third trimester of pregnancy comes with a mixed bag of emotions. There's the exhaustion, discomfort, and nerves, as well as excitement to meet their new baby. The last three months also come with several new safety considerations that soon-to-be moms have to keep in mind. It's nothing to be scared of, it's just important to take note. Although every pregnancy is unique, there are certain precautions to take in the last three months of pregnancy that are pretty universal.
Assuming you haven't taken up acrobat training or deep sea diving for the first time while pregnant, you will find that third trimester precautions are not really restrictive at all. That being said, they're still important. In the third trimester of my second pregnancy, I had to give up exercising because I was leaking amniotic fluid and doctors were concerned about the amount I had already lost. They thought it was exacerbated by my daily stints on the elliptical machine. I didn't have to go on bed rest, but I was advised to stay away from exercise for the remainder of my pregnancy. My new workout consisted of lifting the drumsticks of fried chicken I loved so much from the bucket to my mouth.
Joking aside, pregnancy is all about making modifications and adjustments to your lifestyle. Sometimes in really large ways and sometimes in really small ways. It really just depends on your unique situation. You don't necessarily have to drastically change anything in your third trimester, but here are nine precautions to consider in the home stretch.