Eighth month of pregnancy: Nearing the end

Eighth month of pregnancy: Nearing the end

Fear is not uncommon during the eighth month. Talking it out with your loved ones can help

Your uterus now occupies a larger part of your abdomen with the tremendous weight gain. Also, having a good night's sleep might have become a dream.

Fear is not uncommon at this point. Talk to someone who has had a baby who can share with you her experiences. The key here is finding someone with a positive experience. The last thing you need is to have a mother with a horror labour story!

Some of the common changes that you might face during the eighth month of pregnancy are:

  • Fatigue
  • Leaking Breasts
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Pelvic Pressure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Heartburn
  • Cramps
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Stretch marks

What is happening with your baby

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A layer of fat has now started to form under your baby's skin. The best news is that the baby has started to open and close his eyes besides practicing breathing.

The eighth month of pregnancy marks the maximum growth when it comes to your baby. However, the baby moves less now as there is less space in the womb. During ultrasounds, you can see him all curled up with arms and legs crossed up and chin resting on the chest.

During the eighth month, the baby also begins to settle down in the head down position. He has all organs in place except the lungs. His finger nails now reach the end of the fingers.

Watch this video to understand more:

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