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How Big is Your Baby?
With just two more months to go, your baby weighs about 4.2 pounds- 5.8 pounds and it measures nearly about 17.2 to 18.7 inches.
Baby's growth and development
The baby can recognize and react to simple songs, if you happen to be singing them. It can feel your emotions and is eager to step out in the world.
Changes You Experience
The weight in this week gain is approximately 28 to 29 pounds. The uterus has risen to 5 ½ inches above the belly button, pushing the diaphragm at various instances now. As a result of the growing uterus, the belly button might start protruding out. One can use a band aid to cover it up in case it shows through the clothes.
The muscles in the pelvic area start loosening to prepare the mother for labor. As a result, women may experience numbness or tingling in that area. The amount of amniotic fluid will increase in this period, till about 36 weeks. After this, it will decrease to make room for the growing baby. As a result of increase in volume of amniotic fluid, the baby’s movements may feel slightly different now.
You may be troubled by the backache, haemorrhoids, abdominal and leg cramps, but don't not take any medication without consulting a doctor.
If the tingling sensation in the pelvic region is very irritating or painful, one must consult a doctor immediately. Also, if you have any signs of premature labor, such as breaking of water or frequent contractions, do not ignore them. Visit a hospital immediately. And, there are 99% chances of survival of the baby at this stage, so preterm labor should not be a cause of worry.
It is important to know that you are eating for two. Maintaining a strict diet is extremely important during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. Maintain a healthy and nutritious diet having adequate amount of all nutrients. Also, if you have been prescribed a diet by your doctor in case of some problem such as gestational diabetes, strictly adhere to that for the well being of the baby.
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