Height – 34-35 cm, weight – 1000-1100 gr.
Congratulations! The third final trimester begins. Now, in the case of premature birth, the child’s chances of survival are 85%. You can say that the life force of your baby is added every day, every hour. He is still skinny and small, but already quite a formed little man.
Of course, if he is born now, then a lot of problems and difficulties will arise. He will be very cold, since he did not have time to accumulate fat, which warms him and regulates heat exchange. He is still too open for any infection, he will hardly breathe, he needs an artificial respiration apparatus. But even now the baby is much more viable than a week or two ago.
13 weeks remain until the end of pregnancy. All this time your kid will spend to add weight and height and train his organs, prepare them for autonomous work in the outside world. Help your kid: every day, spent in the mother’s tummy, will give him more power at birth. A future mother should be very attentive to herself, in order to avoid the danger of premature birth.
By this time your baby has already developed and works well between the eyes and the brain through the nerve fibers. The kid finally finally opens his eyes. Light, which is weak, but falls into the uterus, allows the child to see something, and not just to hear or feel.
The child’s movements become more active and strong. Sometimes it is very amusing to observe how a mound is formed on the maternal tummy, under which is a bulging heel or handle of an unruly baby, then this bump disappears and appears elsewhere. If the baby decides to roll over, then it seems to her mother that her stomach literally walks (sometimes it’s even noticeable from the side and everything is very amusing).
Often the baby’s movements appear in response to some actions of the mother: for example, the child turns nervously, if the mother is nervous or upset, the child knocks enough legs or handles if he likes what his mother ate and angrily kicks if he does not like.
But the most important achievement of the week is the complete formation of the retina. The retina is located on the inner surface of the eyeball. It is responsible for how a person perceives color and light. Cells in the layers of the retina receive light rays and transmit information to the brain.
This function is fully developed by the 27th week of pregnancy. Therefore, when the toddler lifts his eyelids, he can already distinguish a weak light that penetrates the mother’s body.
The average weight gain this week is about 8.5 kg, but now your weight will be increasing rapidly up to 36 weeks. Do not panic that you are overtaking the averages. Now your baby is growing and food restrictions are contraindicated.
The level of cholesterol rises in the body and this is normal. It is necessary for the action of the placenta. With the help of cholesterol, the most important hormones are produced, including progesterone. Try to walk more, do not sit all the time. Otherwise your uterus presses on a hollow vein, and your blood begins to circulate badly. This can lead to dizziness, leg cramps and other troubles.
Begin to relax and stretch the ligaments – it’s your body is preparing for childbirth. The baby becomes more comfortable, but my mother can have very unpleasant sensations. Softened ligaments of the spine lead to pain and discomfort in the buttocks and thighs, especially after the child turns the head down and is ready to exit.
The weakening of the ligament of the uterus and perineum, leads in part to the weakening of the bladder and anus. There may be unpleasant irritation and leakage of urine.
When the pelvic ligaments are weakened, then you can not step on without stepping in this part of the body. Simultaneously, a sense of balance is lost, you can easily fall down and hurt the child.Be extremely careful when going somewhere not to rush, do not run, especially along the street in winter. Finally, give up the heels – your shoes should be superstable.
To facilitate discomfort, it is recommended to swim, avoid heavy loads on the ligaments, of course, do not lift weights. If you sit, then either lean on the back of the chair, or put under the back of the pillow. Do not rise and do not lie down abruptly, in general it is better not to make any sharp movements on any occasion.
What if you still fell? First, do not panic. Your body knowingly for these months, increased fat, he created a good shockproof pillow for your baby. In addition, it is protected and amniotic fluid. Listen, the child moves. If it moves, then we can assume that everything is more or less in order.
However, with a severe injury, abruption of the placenta may occur, and premature birth may also occur. If you have the following symptoms, consult a doctor immediately:
– severe abdominal pain,
– discharge of fluid from the vagina (move away or leak water).
Do not forget to examine yourself: do you have the most serious injuries, up to the fractures? In most cases, the fall is still not dangerous. But all the same it is necessary to visit the doctor in the near future just in case, to check up palpitation of the child and to make US.
26 weeks – 27 weeks – 28 weeks