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22 – 30 Weeks

8 to 14 Weeks
14 – 22 Weeks
30 – 35 Weeks
36 Weeks Until Delivery

Glucose Challenge Test

  • Will be done between 24 and 28 weeks

  • This is a test done on all pregnant patients to screen for gestational diabetes

  • Blood will then be drawn 1 hour after drinking the drink


  • RPR

  • We will also test your blood for anemia during this visit

What to Expect

Visit Frequency

  • At 28 weeks we will begin to see you every 2 to 4 weeks

Baby Movement

  • Movement will increase

  • We do not recommend travel after 32 weeks if cleared by your Physician


  • If the results of your CBC indicate you are anemic your doctor will prescribe iron

  • It is very important that you take your iron as prescribed


  • If your blood type is Rh negative you will receive a RhoGam shot at 28 weeks

Common Discomforts

  • Lower Back Pain


  • Shift in gravity

What to do

  • Good body mechanics

  • Exercise

  • Lay on back, raise the leg straight up- this stretches the muscle in the back of leg and muscles of your lower back

  • Pelvic rock exercises

  • Supportive low-heel shoes, with good arch support

  • Firm mattress

  • Maternity support belt

  • Your provider may refer you to Physical Therapy if needed

Upper Back Pain


  • Enlarging breasts

What to do

  • Good support bra

  • Varicose Veins


  • Large uterus slows the return of blood from feet and legs

  • Tends to run in families

  • Progesterone relaxes blood vessel walls

What to do

  • Support hose

  • Exercise

  • Elevate legs every 2-3 hours

  • Good body mechanics

What is Happening?

  • By the 6th month, your baby has a distinct nose, mouth, chin, and eyebrows are visible

  • Baby is thin and wrinkled with translucent skin

  • Weight gain will be rapid- up to half a pound a week

  • The bones are now growing harder and you may be able to distinguish a tiny arm or leg from the head or buttocks

  • Movements become more coordinated

  • Baby’s brain continues to grow

  • Hearing continues to develop and you will notice that loud noises startle her

  • Although the baby’s lungs are not working yet, your baby is practicing and strengthening those muscles needed for breathing

  • At the end of the 2nd trimester, your baby is about 10 inches long and weighs about 1½ pounds

  • At the start of the 7th month, the eyelids slowly open and eyelashes begin to appear

  • Skin is less wrinkled as fat begins to fill out the contours

  • Baby can make grasping motions with hands

  • Hair is growing longer

  • If your baby is a boy the testicles begin to descend

  • At the end of the 7th month, the baby weighs about 3 pounds and is 11 inches long

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