During seventh month of pregnancy your baby is 13 and 15 inches long and can hear your heart beat. The eyes are developed and open so baby can also detect the light. With the rapid growth, room in the womb gets restricted which leads to smaller and lighter movements in the kicks. The chance of survival by the end of seventh month is very good in case of premature delivery. Talk with the baby and caress your abdomen, he/she can feel the touch and hear you. Ask the daddy-to-be to do the same and enjoy the special bond!
- You belly stretches rapidly during this month; you can even see your baby’s kicks or movements.
- Due to increase in weight, you will feel restlessness and back pain so start using pillows for increasing support and comfort.
- Increase in blood flow can cause nosebleeds and bleeding gums during this month of pregnancy.
- Frequent urination symptom will occur as the bladder gets stressed with the weight of uterus.
- Water retention can lead to swelling or cramps around the ankles.
- You may also feel leak of colostrums from breasts, if not then do not worry.
Dos and don’ts:
- Keep yourself busy by taking the breastfeeding, childbirth and child care classes.
- Eat healthy food, during seventh month the baby requires lot of calcium, protein and iron for the development of bones and red blood cells.
- Try to avoid sexual intercourse, try to keep yourself clean and enjoy the last few weeks of pregnancy experiences.
- Avoid sleeping flat, correct position of sleeping will ensure proper blood circulation and comfort.
- Take a lot of rest, do not lift weights and avoid standing for too long; it will help in reducing the risk of premature birth.
- Try to keep positive attitude, read books, go for walks, talk to friends, etc. All this will help in reducing the tension and stress.
- Drink loads of water or fresh juices and remain hydrated, it will also help in stimulating the cells and will increase the energy.
- Start practicing good breathing techniques; this will help you in dealing the pain during labor.
- Last but not the least; visit your doctor regularly for overall check up.