30-34 Week Visit
What to expect at your visit:
During this stage, your visits will occur every two weeks unless there is a complication with your pregnancy and we need to see you more often. At every visit, we will check the growth of your uterus and listen to the baby's heartbeat. There are no routine labs or tests done during this period. This is also the time when you should be signing up for birthing classes and scheduling a tour of the hospital.
Back pain is very common at this point in your pregnancy. As the baby grows, the extra weight puts a lot of strain on your lower back. Massages and heat on your back, NOT on your abdomen, work the best to relieve pain. Heartburn is also common as the baby starts to push up on your stomach. We have a list of safe medicines for this and other common problems available if you have not already received one.