In the last trimester of pregnancy, the more likely it is that you visit the doctor every two weeks, between 28 and 36, from there, the checks will be once a week, until the next date of delivery. For the time you will be more anxious and worried.
During these last weeks of pregnancy, the doctor must keep a control more thorough, as in the first quarter, these days prior to giving birth, the specialist must take care of the mother of any alteration, condition, or symptom out of the common. That is why it is necessary prenatal care in the third trimester of your pregnancy.
How does it feel to the mother?
- Again, the first thing that will happen is the doctor is wondering how you have been feeling the last few weeks.
- Will review the issues raised in your previous control and the results of analysis performed that has been received.
- Also ask if you've felt contractions or discomfort, like headaches or swelling.
Questions about the movements of your baby
- How often you feel the baby move?, this question will without a doubt also you will remember that you reports if you notice that your baby is less active.
- You can even take a count of the taps that gives your baby in a certain period of time, this will give you a better idea of the specialist on the frequency with which moves to the small and to prevent prevent any incident.
- In the physical examination, the doctor will weigh and measure the blood pressure and you will review the ankles, face and hands to see if there is swelling.
- You are going to monitor the baby's heart rate, will check your abdomen and measure the fundal height to check your baby's growth go within the appropriate parameters.
- If it occurs that the size of the baby is not appropriate, you will do an ultrasound to visualize the fetal growth and the amount of amniotic fluid.
- At this height it is possible that the doctor can tell you if the baby is or is not in the ideal position for birth is head down.
- If you're already in week 36 and your doctor is not sure that the baby is in the ideal position, they will schedule an ultrasound to confirm.
- If your pregnancy has dragged beyond the due date, the doctor will examine the cervix to determine whether it is advisable or not to induce labor.
- It will also attempt to determine if the baby's head is “seated” in the cavity of your pelvis by a vaginal examination.
Injection of immune globulin-Rh
- In case your blood is Rh-negative and the father is not or does not know with certainty, it is necessary that you do a test to see if you have antibodies.
- After this, you apply an injection of immune globulin-Rh to prevent problems in the course of your pregnancy, and to ensure that you are not going to have in the future a baby with blood Rh-positive.
Exam to rule out the strep B
There is an infection quite common called streptococcus group B. Between week 35 and 37 the doctor will take a sample from the vagina and rectum to rule out the presence of this infection. If you give positive in the analysis, you will be given antibiotics during labor.