Welcome Back!

User Name
Not Registered?

Tell us a little about yourself.

My child’s birthday is (for newsletter customization):

Enter an email address:

This is where your newsletters will be delivered to and where GreatDad.com will contact you with your new account information.

father's forum

A place to discuss, learn and share ideas, thoughts and solutions.
Latest Posts

How Fathers can help in Br...
Posts: 1 Views: 329

Hi everyone
Posts: 1 Views: 623

Gifts for Father's Da...
Posts: 18 Views: 2257

Which camera to choose?
Posts: 1 Views: 1016

Posts: 1 Views: 1116

hi mom!

Would you like to share this site with your husband or a friend?

Just enter his email address and your name below and we'll let him know all about GreatDad.com.

His email address
Your Name

3rd Trimester – Changes in the Baby

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 15-01-2007

The baby is still growing and moving, but now it has less room in your spouse’s uterus. Because of this, she might not feel the kicks and movements as much as she did in the second trimester. During this final stage of pregnancy, the baby is continuing to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, even before your baby is born it will be able to open and close its eyes and might even suck its thumb.


As your spouse’s body prepares for birth, the baby will start to move into its birth position. You might notice the baby “dropping,” or moving down lower in her abdomen. This can reduce the pressure on your spouse’s lungs and rib cage, making it easier for her to breathe.


According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, at birth, the average baby is 20 to 22 inches long and weighs 7 1/2 pounds. But newborns who weigh between 5 pounds, 11 1/2 ounces and 8 pounds, 5 3/4 ounces are considered healthy.


Also See: