Mom to Mom
"I wanted the experience of giving birth to my first child to be a positive one. Because I had an epidural, labor was my favorite part of my pregnancy and the most fulfilling time of my life!"--Bethany Gray, Johnston, PA
Your growing breasts need support, especially when you're working out, so be sure to pick a good sports bra to wear for the rest of your pregnancy. Try on a few before making a final purchase to guarantee you get the best fit and in a fabric that doesn't chafe.
Ask your doctor how to check your rectus abdominus, the central muscle that runs down the front of the abdomen and supports the back. During pregnancy it may separate by more than the width of two finger lengths, but don't worry--the gap usually disappears after birth. Note that you should not be doing exercises that work the abdomen at this stage.
As you attend childbirth classes, let your partner know which strategies sound appealing to you and which ones put you off. Practice what you learn at home and give him plenty of feedback so he'll have a hefty bag of tricks once you're in labor and need his support.
Ask your child for help as you check off tasks on your to-do list. Put her to work folding baby clothes or coming up with ways to arrange the nursery.
Now that you're in the third trimester, check with your midwife or doctor to make sure it's still safe to have sex. Moms carrying twins should be more careful than usual since their pregnancies are considered high risk.