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10 Things to Expect in Your Third Trimester of Pregnancy

It may feel as big as a whale as you begin your third trimester of pregnancy (which will last from week 27 to the end of your pregnancy)—like you can’t get any bigger—but trust me; you’re about to!

As your belly swells; your little one grows to between 6 and 9 pounds during this time. Not only that, your baby will start blinking, dreaming, tasting what you eat, enjoying the sound of your voice (even if you hit a few flat notes), and delivering some serious Kung-Fu kicks. It’s a mix of utter joy and pure discomfort during the third trimester. However, you’re in the home stretch and soon to meet your beautiful baby!

Here are 10 things to expect during your third trimester of pregnancy…

1. Varicose Veins

Unfortunately, those spider veins you developed in your second trimester due to poor blood circulation in your lower extremities might end up as swollen blue or reddish veins that bulge beneath the surface of the skin during the third trimester. Varicose veins are common during this time and tend to develop in the calves, legs, and thighs, as well as in the rectum, where their known as hemorrhoids.

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