Height – 46-47 cm, weight – 2600-2700 gr.
Births at this time are almost not dangerous for the child. Of course, it is better to give birth after 36 weeks, when pregnancy is considered termless, but even now the baby will be able to breathe on his own.
He just did not manage to gain weight properly and prepare his ventricle for mastering mother’s milk. Therefore, after delivery, there may be feeding problems. But it is at the modern level of medicine and good care is completely fixable.
Now the only concern for your baby is to gain weight. He is very trying and is getting fat by about 28-30 g daily. The kid becomes round, plump with charming cheeks.
He is already closer and closer to the uterus, despite the fact that he has already tightly pressed the handles and legs to the body. Therefore, it does not move as actively as before.
The bones of his skull are still quite soft, because the child still has to squeeze through the birth canal. But the brain is developed perfectly, and with every hour, its ability to recognize and cognize the world is improving.
The baby’s skin acquires a natural color. His “Lanugo” fluff disappeared, but real hair on his head was added. Marigolds grew on the fingers of the baby.
In the ninth month, the baby definitively determines his position before childbirth. Most will take a head-on presentation, but some will remain in the pelvic or transverse.
The average weight gain is 12-13 kg.
We remind you that you visit your doctor weekly. At 36 weeks, you need to pass another general urine test, a clinical blood test, smears for infection, make CTG and the last ultrasound to determine the presentation of the child (if you have not done it before).
In the penultimate month of pregnancy, a woman is overwhelmed by a variety of feelings. On the one hand, it is the instinct of “nesting,” the mother prepares a dowry for a child, a nursery room, arranges a “nest” around herself, on the other hand, she may be afraid of childbirth and often even panic.
The best medicine against panic is how to get a handle on it, but only 10 minutes, no more. Cry from the bottom of your heart, relax, tell someone how terrible it is for you to give birth, and after 10 minutes calm down, as long crying to you now is harmful, but you still have to give birth. Practice shows that this is enough to relieve stress.
Note the vaginal discharge. Sometimes they become brown or pinkish, but quite a bit. If the discharge is abundant and there is clearly blood in them, be sure to call the doctor.
Such discharge can become a sign of premature birth (if there are fights) or placental exfoliation (without fights). In any case, the situation can be dangerous, and, most likely, you will have to go to the hospital.
A future mother may have digestive disorders, heartburn, back pain, swelling, varicosity – in general, the same set of undesirable phenomena that we talked about in previous months.
You are now very hard to move, and even reluctance. But still make yourself walk. Moreover, walks are the best remedy for insomnia, which often torments pregnant women on these terms. Remember that you can not take sedatives, even valerian can not be abused.
Uterus prepares for childbirth, the “Braxtons” continue. If you notice that the “braxtons” get regularity, increase and increase, then probably you enter the phase of childbirth.
Due to the danger of premature birth, doctors recommend refraining from taking long hot baths. It is best to use a shower, and if you really want to sit in the bathroom, make it warm, not hot, and do not stay in it for long. 10-15 minutes will be enough.
As every fourth woman gives birth in 36 weeks, you must decide on the maternity hospital where you are going to give birth and register there.
It’s time to prepare a bag for the maternity home.It is useful as for emergency hospitalization (which, we hope, will not happen), and in the event that you go to the hospital according to the terms of pregnancy.
In the bag for the maternity home there must be at least documents (passport, exchange card, generic certificate), rubber slippers, in which you can take a shower, mobile phone and charging to it.
In addition, you can put money, makeup and washing accessories, a favorite dressing gown and a nightie, diapers, napkins and baby cream, ointment for breasts from nipple cracks, panties and panty liners (2 packs), a book (or something for fun ), water without gas.
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