Welcome to the grand finale of pregnancy!
The third trimester is the last three months of pregnancy filled with some great moments to cherish!
Month seven marks your entry into the third trimester. Starting week 29 through 32, you tend to feel extremely special. There will be more discomfort than before and you will find it difficult to walk now, but soon your body adapts to the center of gravity. You will feel pressure setting on your legs, bladder and your belly.
You will also be treated like a queen in this last trimester starting month seven. Make the most of it while it lasts.
7th Month Pregnancy Care – What to Expect?
With a huge weight on your front, expect the discomfort to last a little longer. You should be able to manage it well enough:
- Your back will hurt more than before, as the growing bump in the front puts pressure on your spine.
- Watch your weight as this plays an important role in maintaining your back issues
- You will start to actually waddle like a p
- Your feet will automatically part as you walk, to support the bump
- Get ready for a roller coaster ride with your mood swings. You will weep, laugh, cry and sigh at the drop of a hat. There is no escaping this part.
- By the end of month seven, you will feel more settled than before. Wait for the moment to happen naturally.
- Abdominal discomfort and false contractions become a part of the routine. Learn to identify your pattern.
- You will find yourself running around with anxious shopping. Too many agendas fill your brain with respect to your baby’s crib, the basic necessities and painting the nursery.
[ Read: Precautions During 8th Month Of Pregnancy ]
Changes In Your Body:
Plenty of changes this month! You will feel larger than before. Make sure you understand what is happening within and outside of you :
- You will feel more swollen and puffy than before, thanks to all the extra blood being circulated all through your body. Your body, hands and feet will all look bigger.
- Hot flashes become a normal thing now. You will feel excessively hot in all weather conditions due to the changes inside.
- Your breasts will be denser and heavier than before. The veins on your breasts will be seen more clearly and your nipples darken in color.
- You will not be able to bend anymore.
- Your baby is shifting down as growth happens. Due to this you will feel the urge to urinate frequently.
- The fatigue and tiredness increase as you go on dealing with sleep issues at night time
- There is a possibility of varicose veins on your legs and vulva more now.
- Your tummy continues to expand more rapidly than before, making it impossible to move faster
- There will be a sharp weight gain from the middle of the month. Make sure you watch your diet.
- Shortness of breath will be more prominently felt in the last week of the month.
- Your breasts will leak colostrum, clear yellowish early milk which is vital for your baby and is rich in nutrients.
- More intake of iron is recommended as there will be steep decline in the levels of hemoglobin. Eating foods rich in iron is important as consuming the supplements. Makes sure this is taken with equal amounts of Vitamin C for quicker and effective absorption.
- Do not blame yourself for those terrible, unmanageable mood swings. Your body is gearing up for child birth that has hormones involved working overtime.
- You will connect more with your baby inside the womb than before. You will absolutely love this feel which will be remembered forever
- Anxiety pangs are very common. Brace yourself.
- False contractions, also called as Braxton Hicks will be more frequent. You will have mastered the art of identifying a false contraction from an actual one by this time.
Changes In Your Baby:
Your baby is getting longer and gaining more weight each passing day.
- By the end of this month your baby will measuring approximately 46 centimeters. Your doctor will now keep a close watch on both the weight and height during the ante-natal appointments.
- It’s the sleep time for the little one inside. Your baby will spend more time doing REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. Researchers state that this is an important sleep pattern for humans.
- Lot of neural and cognitive development this month for your baby. Millions of neurons are fast forming in your baby’s brain. Hence it is no wonder that your baby will now react sharply to various sounds, smells, music and jerky movements.
- Your baby’s body is well formed by this time. The transition will now happen to month 8 where weight gain and fat accumulation happens within the skin.
- The respiratory system is now fully functional. Any case of unforeseen premature birth after this month is not very threatening to your baby.