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Welcome to the final stage of your pregnancy. You may be feeling a mixture of emotions at this stage, from excitement to anxiousness. Research has shown that monitoring your baby's movements can help alleviate some of your anxiety, but it is also important at this stage for you and your baby's health.
By 28 weeks your baby will likely have developed a regular pattern of movements. This is when it is most crucial to monitor the frequency and strength of your baby's movements, to know that they are well. There is no set number of normal movements, but getting to know what is normal for your baby.
Did you know?
Research shows that you should settle to sleep on your side from 28 weeks, this helps keep your baby safe and prevent a stillbirth.
The amount of amniotic fluid around your baby should remain the same, you can ask more about this at your scan.
Your baby is the size of a rockmelon by 34 weeks gestation.
Research says some women, such as South Asians, have a shorter gestation and this could change their actual due date.
In a world full of information it's important to arm yourself with accurate and up-to-date information to lead a safe and empowered pregnancy. In the final trimester it's especially important, so be sure to check out our complete list of Pregnancy Myths to help you navigate your final trimester!
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