3. Trimester

Here you can find all of our 3rd trimester articles at a glance.

3. Trimester – Third third of pregnancy

Final spurt! You and your baby are in the third and final trimester from the 27th week of pregnancy. It ends, of course, with the birth of your child.

This trimester is described by pregnant women as the most exhausting trimester, because the previously so small belly has now grown strongly and restricts in everyday life.

What happens to me in the third trimester of pregnancy?

As just mentioned, this stage becomes a bit exhausting as your baby continues to grow and take up a lot of space in your belly. This can lead to back pain, circulation problems, heartburn, etc.

In the last weeks, water retention is added, but you can alleviate this somewhat by lying down (legs up!).

Since the belly is quite large, it will be difficult for you to find a comfortable sleeping position – on your side with a sleeping pillow has proven successful for many mothers!

Don’t be surprised if you visit the toilet more often than normal – your baby presses on the bladder and you feel this quite clearly.

Towards the end, you may also experience descending contractions, which cause your baby’s head to move into your pelvis. Take advantage of the last six weeks before your due date in peace, because this is also when your maternity leave begins!

Also interesting:

The development of your baby

Your baby is getting comfortable and now fills your entire uterine cavity.

Your little one is now almost fully developed – The nervous system, brain and organs are ready to go so far by the beginning of the 32nd week.

Now it is also called final spurt for your baby, because in the last weeks growth and weight gain is on the agenda.

From the 37th week, your baby is no longer considered a premature baby and can be born without receiving respiratory support.
Here, the longer it is in the womb, the better!

At the end of the trimester, your baby is about the size of a melon, weighs around 3000 grams and is about 50 cm tall.

The best products for you and your baby.

Baby monitor

With a baby monitor, you can use your time flexibly, sleep peacefully at night and still know at all times that your baby is doing well.

Nursing pillow

A good breastfeeding pillow has several advantages, because it helps you not only to breastfeed, but also to fall asleep and is also suitable as a nest.

Diaper bags

A diaper bag offers you a lot of storage space, so that you have everything you need for your baby on the go - from the changing pad to the bottle.


A pucksack gives your baby the feeling of security, like in the womb, and thus supports a peaceful and restful sleep.

Bicycle trailer

Bicycle trailers can be used in combination with a baby seat shortly after birth. They are not only safer than child seats but also more comfortable.


A playpen can be very practical in everyday life! Which model is suitable for your needs, you can read in my guide.

Baby bed

The first bed accompanies your child for years. Fortunately, there are beds that grow with your child. I have made for you on the search for the best baby beds.


A stroller is a worthwhile purchase. But there are the most diverse models on the market. Find out which is the right one.

Radiant heater

Radiant heaters provide your child with the necessary warmth when changing diapers or after bathing.

Extra bed

Side beds are very practical and offer both mother and baby a lot of advantages, because for babies, especially in the first months of life, it is reassuring to be able to sleep next to their parents.