It's the home stretch, the final act, the big countdown — the third trimester. You've made a lot of decisions so far, and there are even more to be made this month. Full speed ahead with labor and delivery preparations this month as you sort through your options for childbirth classes and start to assemble a birth plan. You may feel some Brax-ton-Hicks contractions (discussed in an upcoming section in this chapter) as your body starts prepping for the hard work of labor. Consider them a dress rehearsal for the big event.