Seventh month of pregnancy: Enter the last trimester
As you enter your last trimester, there will be new challenges to face. Read on to gather more
So, you're in your last trimester. Your uterus is so large now that it may be forcing into the pelvic area, hence making you want to pee more. The large size may also start giving you a bit of a back pain. Not to forget the tremendous weight gain you are facing in the seventh month of pregnancy.
By now, the comfort of sleeping is probably being disturbed by your increased size. Constipation and hemorrhoids may begin to become a problem. Try putting a low stool under your feet as you use the toilet to realign your body in a gentler potty position.
Some of the common changes that you might face during the seventh month of pregnancy are:
- Hot flashes
- Bleeding gums
- Swelling and pain in joints
- Varicose veins
- Leg cramps
- Shortness of breath
What is happening with your baby
In the seventh month of pregnancy, space is becoming a problem for your baby. As he gets into his comfort zone of the space, he may move to a head down position. Your baby is able to see by now. However, his view would mostly be a dull glow. He can also hear, although most sounds are muffled. As you and your spouse speak, he becomes more accustomed to your voices.
He can also taste, although the flavours of the amniotic fluid are subtle. What you eat can change the flavour of the amniotic fluid, so he is already becoming accustomed to the types of food you eat. His lungs are preparing for breathing, and his movements give his muscles exercise. There is tremendous brain and nervous system growth taking place this month. He is also beginning to be able to have some ability to regulate his body temperature.
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