Height – 37 cm, weight – 1200 gr.
By the end of the month, you are entering the last third trimester of pregnancy, and in case of premature birth your baby has almost all chances to survive with good medical care and the absence of severe malformations.
But now the baby is still very thin, with a reddish, wrinkled skin due to the lack of a sufficient layer of subcutaneous fat. His whole body is covered with lightly lanugo and grease. The cartilage has not yet become strong enough, so the baby’s nose and ears are very soft.
Nevertheless, his face is quite human. He opens his eyes, and now it would be possible to say what color they will be, since the eye retina is fully formed by the 27th week of pregnancy. Lifting the eyelids, the child can even discern a faint light, penetrating to him through the mother’s body.
The Kid actively moves, but by the end of the month it grows so much that it becomes cramped. Therefore, by the eighth month, my mother will already feel the difference in the movements of the baby.
Now the formation of the cerebral cortex and the neuronal system has finally been completed. Consequently, all higher nervous activity becomes possible. The bark with its grooves and convolutions is responsible for the perception and mental properties of man, his behavior, adaptation in the environment.
The baby has all five senses well developed, he is able to perceive not only the knock of his mother’s heart, but also her voice, the voices of other people and other sounds from the outside world.
The baby’s heartbeat is heard, even if it’s easy to put an ear to the mummy’s tummy. The heart rate is 120-160 beats per minute (in adults 60-80 beats per minute).
The lungs are almost ready for independent breathing, by the end of the month a certain amount of special substance accumulates in the cells – the surfactant, which does not allow the alveoli to stick together when inhaling-exhaling. Independently the baby will be able to breathe from 35-36 weeks of pregnancy.
The genitals of the baby are finally formed: the girls form the vagina, and the boys begin to fall into the scrotum.
The average weight gain by the end of the month is about 9 kg. Up to 36 weeks weight will increase rapidly.
You have already passed all the basic tests and examinations. Now everything just repeats itself. Until the 28th week, you should visit a doctor and take the usual set of tests, including a haemostaziogram with a D-dimer and an ECG. With a negative Rhesus factor, an antibody test should be performed and an injection of an immunoglobulin prevented the appearance of antibodies in the blood of the mother (at a period of 28 weeks).
The uterus has reached the size of an average watermelon and already quite strongly presses on the diaphragm and stomach. In this regard, you can start heartburn again and have shortness of breath.
There are pains in the pelvic region and the spine, because, firstly, the growing baby presses on them, and secondly, at the 7th month the ligaments begin to soften – so the mother’s body gradually prepares for childbirth.
Simultaneously, a sense of balance is lost, you can easily fall down and hurt the child. Be extremely attentive, give up your heels.
In the body, the level of cholesterol rises, which helps the placenta work in the production of important hormones. Continuing training battles “Braxtons”. They have already become quite sensitive. Remember that from real battles “braxtons” are distinguished by their irregularity.
You may have bright dreams, but often they are restless and disturbing. They can reflect your fears of childbirth, feelings for the child, for the husband, worry about the future life with the child.
Behind most of the pregnancy, it’s time to take care of the baby’s dowry and the choice of the maternity home. By the 36th week, you need to decide and register in the hospital where you plan to give birth.
If you are a supporter of home births, remember that in our country they are not official.It is believed that only emergency circumstances (for example, rapid delivery without the possibility of rapid delivery of the mother in the maternity ward) can induce a woman to give birth at home. Therefore, no qualified doctor will risk taking birth in your home only at your request.
For home births, there are contraindications: diabetes, hypertension, heart problems in the mother or baby, kidney problems, formerly cesarean section, scars on the uterus, premature birth, multiple pregnancy, poor fetal presentation, placental insufficiency, water scarcity and polyhydramnios.
Having given birth at home, remember that you should immediately go to the nearest maternity hospital or hospital if you have a bleeding if the discharged water is opaque and there are meconium admixtures if the birth is long and without visible progress (more than 10 hours) if you go rapid delivery, if you feel that something is going wrong, but you can not explain what if the midwife did not come and there is no doctor near you.
Starting with the 29th week, maternity leave begins for those mothers who are waiting for more than one child. To get a vacation, you need to take the hospital checklist for 194 days (84 days before the birth and 110 days after the birth). Payment is carried out based on 100% of the average earnings of a woman for the 12 preceding months.
On week 28, all women are given an exchange card. Do not forget to ask her from your doctor if he suddenly forgot. In the “exchange” are recorded all the results of surveys. After childbirth, all the data about the child and his health will be entered there. You will give this part of the card to the children’s polyclinic when you register the newborn.
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