It's the home stretch, the big countdown—the third trimester. You've made a lot of decisions so far, and there are even more to be made in the next few months. You'll be getting ready for labor and delivery as you sort through your options for childbirth classes and assemble a birth plan. You may feel some Braxton-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.