When a pregnant mother is in the seventh month of pregnancy, it is already in the middle and late stages of pregnancy. The biggest change in the baby during this period is that the more advanced brain functions are becoming more and more perfect, but as the baby matures, pregnant mothers need more Pay special attention to the baby's every move, the baby will come to this world healthier! So what should pregnant mothers pay attention to at this time?
Let's first take a look at what changes will happen to the pregnant mother's body?
Enlarged uterus brings various discomforts
At the end of the seventh month of pregnancy, the fundus of the uterus is at the 3 horizontal fingers above the umbilicus. Mothers-to-be’s abdomen is bigger and bulges forward. When standing, you must have your chest back, neck forward, shoulder drooping, and lordosis to keep your body balanced. This will cause some muscles in your back to be overworked. Will feel obvious waist pain. The enlarged uterus compresses the veins in the lower body, causing varicose veins in the lower body. The lower limbs bear weight and are compressed by the uterus to affect the reflux, which is prone to edema. The uterus compresses the bottom of the pelvis, prone to constipation and hemorrhoids.
Sometimes false contractions
The uterine muscles are more and more sensitive to external stimuli. If you stimulate the abdomen with a little force, the abdomen may contract weakly. The pressure in the uterus is not very high during contraction, so it will not cause pain or dilate the cervix. It usually disappears after a few seconds, so don't be nervous.
Pigmentation is more obvious
With the continuous enlargement of the abdomen, some dark red stretch marks will appear on the belly and breasts of the expectant mother, and the pregnancy spots on the face will also become obvious. Some expectant mothers may also feel that their eyes are dry, astringent, and afraid of light. These are all normal phenomena, so don't worry too much.
There may be discharge from the breast
The mammary duct and acinar hyperplasia of the breast, fat deposition, enlarged nipples and darkened, easy erection, and areola darkened. Around 28 weeks of pregnancy, the breast may secrete colostrum, which is the secretion before the actual milk production.
Let's take a look at the changes in the fetus at 7 months of pregnancy?
1. At 25 weeks of pregnancy, the fetus weighs about 570 grams, the skin is particularly thin and looks transparent, the body is covered with hairs, and there is almost no fat under the skin, like an old man, but the baby's body has already filled the mother's uterus.
2. At 26 weeks of pregnancy, the fetus weighs about 800 grams, and subcutaneous fat begins to appear, but it is still very small. The fetus can breathe, but the lungs have not developed well and cannot breathe spontaneously. The fetus is now able to open his eyes. If the flashlight shines on the mother's belly, the baby will turn his head to the bright side. Prove that the fetus’s optic nerves have begun to develop.
3. At 27 weeks of pregnancy, the weight of the fetus is about 900 grams and the length is about 38 cm. The fetus has grown hair and is more sensitive to external sound stimulation. He likes to listen to soothing music.
4. At 28 weeks of pregnancy, the fetus has 1100-1400 grams and has filled the entire uterus. The eyes of the fetus can be opened or closed. He will put his fingers in his mouth and suck.
In July of pregnancy, although the lungs of the fetus are not fully developed, they can breathe with the help of medical equipment after birth, and almost all the fetuses can survive birth.
Article source: Aiboen Maternity Hospital