The Third Trimester of Pregnancy

third-trimester-pregnancyWelcome to your third trimester of pregnancy, you're in the home stretch! As your pregnancy progresses, your doctor will need to monitor your blood pressure and weight. It will also remain very important to monitor the baby's heartbeat and movements. During your last month of pregnancy, you will have weekly doctor visits.

By now you may long for a good night's rest, especially if after falling asleep you wake up with leg cramps. Try these tips to help eliminate cramps:

* Exercise helps! Walking keeps your circulation going.
* Do not stand in the same position for a long period.
* Increase your calcium intake through diet or supplements.
* When lying down, keep your legs a bit elevated.
* When a cramp comes on, flex your toes upward to relieve the spasm and use your hands to apply pressure to the affected muscle.

Remember to keep track of your little one's movements and call your doctor or midwife if you notice any drop in frequency or change in the pattern. In the 40th week of pregnancy, you will reach your due date. 95 percent of babies are born either in the two week period before or after their due date.

For even more on your third trimester, from more week by week changes to baby showers, check out the rest of the Third Trimester Pregnancy section below!

Pregnancy Month 7

PregnancyMonth 8

Pregnancy Month 9

Baby Names

Birth Plan Checklist

Labor and Birth Checklist

Baby Needs Checklist

Breastfeeding Information

Labor and Birth

Labor and Birth - What to Expect

Immediately After Birth

After the Baby is Born

Life After Babys Birth

Your Body - Post Birth Recovery


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Feeding  Baby & Teething

Breastfeeding for the Working Mom

Transitioning to Solids

Feeding Newborn to Toddler

Identifying Teething

Medication Options for Teething




Main Dishes and More

Main Dishes and More

Start saving time and money in your kitchen with these easy family-friendly recipes, packed with flavor.

Easy Recipes

Dinner Ideas

Chicken Recipes

Crock Pot Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Casseroles

Make a mouthwatering breakfast recipe or an easy, delicious breakfast casserole to turn any day into a special day.


Soup, Salads and Sides

Soup, Salads and Sides These great soups and side dishes go with everything from elegant holiday meals to a weeknight pot roast.

Soup Recipes

Side Dishes

Salad Recipes

Healthy Dinner Choices

Healthy Dinner Recipes


Healthy Dinner Recipes

Healthy doesn't mean bland with these delicious homemade dinner recipes.

Begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle for your whole family tonight.


Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Get a delicious dessert for every occasion.

Pie recipes, cookies, cakes, fudge, cheesecake recipes and Mama Shirley's favorites all make wonderful happy endings.

Kids Recipes

Kids Recipes


Kids Recipes

Our Kids Recipes are easy to make and fun for kids of all ages. They're perfect for teaching beginning cooking and kitchen skills.


Pot Luck Casserole Recipes

Casserole Recipes

Casserole possibilites are endless, making it even easier to prep a hearty dinner with ingredients you have on hand. Try some of our family classics for easy one-dish dinners.

Casserole Recipes

Stock Your Freezer

Freezer Recipes

We’ve all been there before, it’s getting late in the afternoon and you’ve realized there isn’t anything for dinner. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. That’s where this section will come in handy for you.

Freezer Cooking Recipes




Names for Boys

Baby Boy Names

Choose the perfect name for your bundle of boy with help from our lists of thousands of boys names.

Boys Names

Names for Girls

Baby Girl Names

Find a beautiful name for your new daughter with easy to use lists of names and name meanings for girls.

Girls Names

Quotes for Life

Quotes About Life

The right quote at the right time can make you feel like there is a kindred spirit in this world that thinks like you do.

Some quotes have no other purpose than to make you laugh...something we could all use more of. Get inspired or reassured, visit the quotes pages often.

Quotes to Live By


These are the big lists for reference, all things vocabulary, reading and writing. 

List of Verbs

List of Pronouns

List of Prepositions

List of Nouns

List of Adverbs

List Of Adjectives


Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread Pudding

Cinnamon and vanilla infuse this custard-like dessert that starts with simple ingredients, but tastes like pure luxury.

Warm Spiced Bread Pudding Recipe

Easy Dinner Ideas

Easy Dinner Recipes

Try a variety of 30 minute meals, they're complete homemade dinners from kitchen to table in a half hour.

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals


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