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When does third trimester start?

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LoveActually Thu 11-Sep-08 14:27:36

Is it 24 weeks or 28 or somewhere in between? I've started getting heartburn already! x

becaroo Thu 11-Sep-08 17:06:31

AFAIK its 27 weeks

ellideb Thu 11-Sep-08 17:09:58

I would say it is 25 weeks. There are 12 weeks in the 1st trimester, 13 in the 2nd and 14+ in the 3rd.

abbymeg Thu 11-Sep-08 17:17:34

Used to be 28, however as viability improves for babies, the acknowledged date for this seems to as well. I've read anything from 24 weeks onwards, but totally agree - I'm 25+4 and feeling the burning pain of heartburn, leg cramps, tiredness and the rest of it. It certainly feels like the third trimester grin!

LoveActually Fri 12-Sep-08 14:50:03

I've just looked at NHS direct and it says 25 weeks but like Abbymeg I am getting craps and heartburn - baby has also been moving constantly this morning!

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