3rd Month of Pregnancy and low back pain


You have successfully entered into the third month of your pregnancy

A lot is happening inside you. Your baby is growing and your womb is now leaving the pelvic cavity. Your breast has become more firm and enlarged. People can now recognize you protruding abdomen.

You may as your baby is growing in your womb tend to lean forward to support your baby and then causing strain on your back causing slight dull or severe back pain. Those who have not known that you were pregnant will now start to tease you and share with your new development.

But the whole ergo is that your pregnancy is getting stronger being in this month. At the end of this month if you have experienced morning sickness like nausea and vomiting from your first month it will now be less or stopped.

What to Expect in the Third Month of Pregnancy


  • you might see an increase in the amount of virginal discharge
  • due to changes in the hormonal balance in your system your gum may start to bleed
  • Your abdomen will expand showing that your baby is growing and from this time the growth of your baby will increase rapidly.
  • You may still feel dizzy during your daily chores especially when sitting or standing suddenly.
  • There may be constipation make sure to be eating a lot of fruits and vegetable this time.
  • In this stage, you may be feeling more sleepy, tired or even exhaustion.
  • You may see yourself easily irritated and sometimes teary but it is not your fault it is due to the hormonal changes in your body which will stop over time. Keeping good company and giving yourself break while working might help you.

In the uterus

  • Your baby is changing greatly
  • No movement of your baby in the uterus yet this month
  • The weight of your baby may be about 14gram now.
  • The height of your baby might also be about 3.54 inches
  • Your baby bone will be getting stronger due to hardening called ossification of bones
  • Your baby brain cells are forming rapidly
  • Your baby’s external ears are formed
  • The external genital area is demarcating but the whole genitalia is not yet fully formed
    • Your babies head is still large, larger than the rest of the body.

Physical Changes In this Third Month

  • Your breast is firmer, darker around the nipple and nipple is elongated
  • Your weight is increased and your skin looks groomed
  • Your lower abdomen is round and firm
  • Your color is fairer than how you were
  • Nausea and vomiting is reducing
  • You are gaining appetite and craving for some food

What to do in this third month of your pregnancy

In this third month of your pregnancy, your body has greatly changed. There are things you have to do to help yourself develop a smooth pregnancy process.

  • If you have not registered for your antenatal clinic try to do so now. Doing that early enough will help you detect any anomalies that can be corrected in time.
  • Do you have worries about your pregnancy: this is the time to talk to your doctor/ health provider about it.
  • Diet: You must improve the way you eat, you have a new person with you who needs nourishment to grow so your diet will go extra miles to serve two of you especially including those things that make diet balanced; such foods containing protein, minerals vitamins, and carbohydrates.
  • Eat more frequently but small at a time make you in between meals be more of fruits and vegetables and some food that can give you energy.
  • Foods containing iron and folic acid are advised to start them early as to get your body ready for the baby. These are also included in your routine medications your health provider will order for you.
  • To combat yourself from Hemorrhoid which is imminent due to constipation you experience, you must be drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • It is obvious you might be feeling dizzy, or fatigue; don’t worry. Your body is undergoing some changes and the baby in your womb is growing to add an unexpected weight to your own weight. It is not bad at all you will get over it, but what you must be doing is not to resist sleep and rest. It should be part of your daily activities this time to be receiving enough rest and sleep. You will find out that you will get stronger after rest.
  • Make sure to improve your personal hygiene to eliminate infection especially this time you there may be an increase in your vaginal discharge. Maintaining personal hygiene will help you to keep away from body odor and infection
  • Exercise is very important this time. You are advised to be on the go at all time. Go about your daily chores and form a habit doing one exercise or the other that is safe for you.
  • Supplements are required to help you get does nutrients you are not able to get from your diet.

Necessary Tests To Do

In your first visit to a clinic you health provider will like you to do these tests:

  1. General blood tests will help the health provider to exclude, Anemia, diabetes,
  2. Blood test to exclude Diabetes, electrolyte imbalance, ketosis, and candidates
  3. Your health provider might carry out more test like Nuchal Translucency to exclude birth defects like Spinal Bifida or other congenital defects
  4. Scanning of your abdomen is to check your baby if it is developing normally and also to check the sex of the baby if you desire so.

What Not To

 Do not smoke during pregnancy if you have been smoking before, try to cut out now since smoking will complicate your pregnancy or may even result in your death or your baby.

  • Limit coffee and alcohol intake these will have an adverse effect on the baby in your womb.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing. Wearing free clothing will give you and your baby-free air intake and freedom to move yourself around the way you want to.
  • Do not eat those foods that can cause you indigestion. Some fats contain foods do not digest easily in the stomach and may cause you indigestion


Every Pregnant woman looks forward to seeing her third month ending because this is the end of the first trimester when the morning sickness is expected to stop and the woman feels free to eat and socialize with others and enjoy meeting other pregnant women in the antenatal clinic sharing views and experiences. This time as the womb leaves the pelvic cavity you tend to be temporally relieved from back pain

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17 thoughts on “3rd Month of Pregnancy and low back pain”

  1. Michelle says:

    This is a great article and a wonderful writeup for pregnant women or those who are so curious about how pregnancy feels like. Your details are so precise and from experience I can boldly rate your points 10 of 10. I think I’m gonna share the post with a friend who is in her first trimester. Great work putting this up. Keep it up. 

    1. bibian okoye says:

      Hi, Michelle thanks for rating me 10 of 10, I am always glad when people find my articles helpful. That is my main plan when I set up a website for pregnant women, to help them know about their pregnancy. How to have a successful period of pregnancy and delivery with small or no story of back pain. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Divine13 says:

    Oh , so my lovely wife went through a lot more than I observed . oh , never knew all this even if I knew ladies go through lots of pains, I didn’t know it was this must. Although some of the DOs and DON’Ts were observed during the birth of our first child because our doctor told us, but some of what you wrote , we didn’t know until reading this post now. Very educative . I really need to appreciate my wife and also make her read this too

    1. bibian okoye says:

      Pregnancy tends to be burdensome especially when the couple is ignorance of their system and how it works. It is more during the first pregnancy. Second pregnancy tends to be better. Reading this can be of help to her.

      Thanks for your comment

  3. ajibola40 says:

    Thanks for writing this article on 3rd month pregnancy and all it entails doing that period, many pregnant woman will find this article useful as piece of information on what to expect doing that period.getting pregnant is really a joyful thing in a family and also can be challenging for first timer from my experience with my wife when we had our first child.there are things to do doing that period that she doesn’t like and there are things she must not engage in during the period in other not to endanger the heart of the child and her self

    1. bibian okoye says:

      The first pregnancy is always a challenge to both the wife and the husband as two of them are very inexperienced. Everything is a mystery to them unless they have very experienced people around them things become easier.

  4. Peace says:

    I knew a bit about what to expect with pregnancy, from friends and family. Because I’m not yet married. 

    But I’ve added to my small knowledge, thanks to your detailed article. A few things that caught my attention are that : her weight is increased and her skin looks groomed, her color is fairer than how she was. 

    I know some women glow during pregnancy, now it’s confirmed, I look forward to getting pregnant. 😁 Because of the weight gain and the glow… 

    1. bibian okoye says:

      Lucky you! now that you have known all these it will not be new to you when you are pregnant. Knowledge is power. Read more of my articles you will learn more.

      Thanks for coming around

  5. Patti B says:

    The information from your website took me way back many years ago.  I especially remember the back pains.  I worked at a job while pregnant.  I used to tie my sweater around my waist to ease the pain.  For me it worked. That was pretty much the extent of my discomfort.  

    My daughter in-law is pregnant for the first time.  She is going through everything you listed. She young and very active and having a hard time having to rest so much.  She’s tired but she still needs to do something.  

    You have some great information and images.  For the first timer, this information is very valuable, describing the changes the body is going through.  

    1. admin says:

      In this 3rd month of pregnancy the baby is increasing in weight, the low back pain is not yet pronounced but can give some discomforts when it comes. With good posture and exercise this can correct itself.  You may like wear abdominal support while your pregnancy advances to support the weight of your abdo and the pull on the hip muscles. Encourage your daughter in-law to be up and about as pregnancy is not a disease unless there is medical issues attached to it.

      Thanks for your comment.

  6. Huy says:

    Great information you have here, my girlfriend is coming up on her 3rd month and she would be super excited to read information like this, I will definitely forward this to her so she could take a look at it. Is there any specific foods you might recommend to get the nutrients that you recommended?

    1. admin says:

      Hi, Huy,

      Thanks for reading my post and liking it, your girlfriend will like you more if you send it to her. She will appreciate how much you care for her. Make sure that your girl friend will eat good and balance food. Food rich in protein and minerals. Advice her to wat more green vegetables and to avoid tinned and mechanised(processed food). She should not eat any food containing retinol as it may not be good for your baby.

      Thanks for your comment

  7. Andrea says:

    This is a very well informative article. I remember when I was pregnant…I rememember those first 3 months how important they are for the mother and baby. I did have bad morning sickness and did get those lower back pains more on my second trimester.  IThanks for sharing with us your experience!

  8. Leah Dugger says:

    I was just wondering what kind of research do you do on the products being offered on your site? Do you use all of the products or only some? And do you take requests for reviews on pregnancy products?
    I liked that you included a video I really stopped to read more after I watch it. I like this site.

    1. admin says:

      I thank you Leah for reading my post. I do a lot of research before I do my post. What I don’t understand is your question where you asked if I do take a request for reviews on pregnancy products, please can you expatiate on this question?

  9. asmithxu says:

    Thanks for the information about the third trimester. It is good to know that the morning sickness starts to wind down during this time. One thing that has always made me nervous is announcing the pregnancy. This may be a silly question but do couples tend to postpone making a pregnancy announcement if it is high risk? Or is the pregnancy just too obvious after the third month?

    1. admin says:

      Thank you asmithxu,

      Pregnancy is a thing of joy when it comes, but sometimes women dread pregnancy because of it’s signs and symptom especially those who experience severe morning sickness. 

      Coming to your question,my dear pregnancy, announces it self even when you hide in your house during the first three months because of its morning sickness. Those who know you will still ask you this question ” This time you stays indoors and spiting are you sure you are not pregnant? Our people do it very well. I don’t know about yours?

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