Things to avoid during the third trimester

things to avoid during trimester
things to avoid during trimester

Being pregnant slows down your daily routine, most women continue to do all things that they do in there regular lives and eat what they usually eat but as close you start to get to your due date are things that you will have to stop doing and eating. It is beneficial for you and your baby. Some activities become impossible to do during this time and should just be left alone. The third trimester is the closest you get to having a baby and this time should be enjoyed and relax. Here are things you should avoid during your third trimester:

Ignoring your dental health

Most people do not know that poor dental hygiene causes problems during labor. During your third trimester, you should be very careful about your dental health and see a dentist for regular check-ups, make sure to brush and floss around 3 to 4 times a day.


Shaving is a terrible idea during your third trimester and also impossible. Having to bend with your seven-nine month’s pregnant belly can cause discomforting and trying to shave your legs or lady parts is next to impossible. There is nothing to be ashamed of body hair.


Sauna and hot showers sound relaxing especially when your body hurts, and it takes away all the pains and aches that come with pregnancy. Being in the sauna or taking a hot shower can increase the temperature of your body and is dangerous for the baby.

Sleeping on your back

The best position for pregnant mamas is sleeping on their side, preferably the left side, with bent legs. Sleeping on your left increases the amount of blood and nutrients that reach your little one. Sleeping on the back is the most common way to sleep, but it causes backaches, breathing, the digestive system, hemorrhoids, low blood pressure and causes a decrease in circulation to your heart and your baby. This is a result of your abdomen resting on your intestines and major blood vessels 

Strenuous things

Most women continue to go the gym and some classes during they are still pregnant but third trimester is the time to stop, even lifting your own kid on your third trimester should be avoided it can increase your back pain and cause discomfort.


Your pregnant belly makes it impossible for you to reach the steering wheel, your feet will be swollen and backaches will make driving very uncomfortable it is better to avoid all of that strain and just avoiding driving for a few months.


If you love sushi it is sad to tell you that it is off limits. As it contains certain kinds of bacteria and the mercury levels contained in the fishes that are used in the cuisine.

Deli meat

Deli meets are simple to make, affordable, and easily available and not allowed during your third trimester. If you are craving them you will have to wait after childbirth.


To some women heels really uncomfortable but some just really enjoy wearing them. But pregnancy is a bad time to wear them, during pregnancy our balance is way off and can easily trip if wearing heels. Heels also cause strain to our back.


Having sex during pregnancy is common but having it during your third trimester can cause complications. But consulting to your doctor can be helpful and being careful during the act is also safe.


Flying during your pregnancy for 4-5 hours of journey is safe but more than that is harmful but during your last trimester it is very risky to fly. Doctors and airlines will ground your flight plans. 


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