So, you made it past the first and second trimester and you’re now in your third? Thumbs-up! But do you know what it means to be 7 months pregnant? It’s more or less the peak of the process. Most people can deceive the world about their pregnancy status during the first and second trimester basically because the belly doesn’t shoot out.
However, at 7 months, the baby has grown bigger, he has developed into a semi-complete human. His taste buds are super active, he has learned to kick around and he tries to explore his place of abode. So hiding the bump becomes a challenge, but that’s not the gist for today. The 7 Month is a whole new journey and today we’ll look at the 7 months pregnant symptoms, Belly, Baby movement.
7 Months Pregnancy Symptoms
At this stage, the Uterus is forced to expand because of the growth of the baby. As a result of the expansion, the organs surrounding the uterus (like the lungs, stomach, bladder, etc.) are compressed which cause certain changes and symptoms in the expectant mother’s body. These changes and symptoms include:-
- Abdominal cramping
- Frequent Urination
- Red and/or dark spots on the abdomenShortness of breath
- Swollen hands and feet
- Reversed belly button (belly button shoots out)
- Heartburn and Indigestion
- Tiredness after eating
- Increased baby bump
- Increased and strange cravings
- Rapid and massive weight gain
- Baby hicks
- Slippery (Butter) hands
What to Expect During 7 Month Pregnant
Swelling: The feet, ankles, and hands are the major areas that experience swelling in most expectant mothers. While this is almost unavoidable for some women, it can be controlled. Feet and ankle swelling can be controlled by walking barefooted in grassy or sandy places and drinking less water. While there may be increased thirst and so the urge to drink multiple glasses at once may be strong, it is advisable to drink not more than one glass of water at a time.
Perspiration: When a woman is seven months pregnant, the baby has begun to live like a human being, some systems are active including the excretory system. The expectant mother also experiences increased perspiration and this could be irritating.
However, antiperspirants though desirable are not advisable at this time because perspiration is very necessary for the health of both mother and child. Natural deodorants and improved hygiene are more advisable at this point.
Insomnia: Dizziness and drowsiness are usually a normal part of pregnancy but for an average seven months pregnant woman, the reverse is the case. They experience insomnia and may be forced to induce sleep with pills and the like but it is best to see your Obgyn to know what works best for you.
Pains: Pain in the lower back is usual but extreme pain in that area and/or pain in other areas should be reported immediately to the doctor as they may be indicators of an internal issue.
Baby Development During 7 Months Pregnancy
Babies are sweet beings and we just want to hold them and cuddle them and kiss their little feet but the journey to getting them is not an easy one. This article is to prepare expectant mothers especially those in the second trimester for the seventh month of their pregnancy. It also speaks to spouses, friends and loved ones of expectant mothers so that they know what to do and how to go about the four-week period.