Fetal Development in Third Trimester

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What occurs at the end of the 40th gestational week?

Fetal hemoglobin begins its conversion to adult hemoglobin.

Which of the following is a characteristic of the sole of the foot at term?

It has only one or two crisscross creases.

What is a common sensation experienced by mothers due to fetal activity at the end of the third trimester?

Considerable discomfort from fetal kicks

What is an accurate description of the creases on the soles of the feet at this stage?

The creases cover at least two thirds of the surface.

Which characteristic best describes the presentation of most babies during this month?

Head-down presentation

Learn about the milestones in fetal development during the third trimester of pregnancy, including the changes in body stores, fetal movements, and organ maturation.

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