Eighth Month – The Baby knows your voice!

The third trimester continues, and your baby will grow more in the coming weeks (32 – 35). If you haven’t thought about it yet – it’s time to begin shopping for all the things you will need during and after your baby’s birth! Read more about the eighth month of pregnancy in the given table.

Mom-to-Be Baby Do’s and Don’ts Food
You may gain 0.5kg weight every week! The baby’s organs are now fully developed and she is becoming plump. Take enough rest, more than previous months of pregnancy. Eating foods rich in saturated fats should be limited but not completely avoided.
With the increased abdominal weight, you may find it difficult to sleep or walk around. The baby is now about 44 cm in length and weighs around 2.5kg. Sleep on your sides. Iron and calcium rich foods should be included in your diet.
You may feel more anxious about your baby’s birth and may have dreams about it. She will start collecting meconium (bowel) by consuming lanugo (which sheds at 32 weeks) and amniotic fluid. Continue with Kegel and prenatal exercises as told by the OB/GYN. As told earlier – Cook food in cast iron utensil to increase iron content in food.
You may feel your hands and feet swollen at times (edema). The baby develops immunity. Buy necessary items which you will need for yourself and your baby during and after childbirth. Include as much variety of color in your vegetables and fruits as possible.
You can see your navel flattened out and the skin around the abdomen stretched and itchy. She recognizes voices and difference between light and dark. Keep applying ointment for relieving stretch marks. Must eat veggies – spinach, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, and peas, beans (most green and yellow vegetables – rich in vitamins and minerals).
Linea Nigra is clearly visible and dark. She will probably move in the position with the head towards the pelvis. Do not scratch the abdominal skin if feels itchy. Apply a moisturizer which has cooling effect on skin. Eat at least 3-4 different fruits every day.
Braxton Hicks contractions can also be felt more intensely now. If born in this month, she has high chances of survival with medical support. Relax, spend time with family and friends, listen to music and enjoy your pregnancy. Keep some time difference (at least 2 hrs) between consuming iron rich foods and consuming milk or milk products.

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