Pregnancy 17 , 18 , 19, 20 weeks
Pregnancy Week By Week / / March 25, 2016
17, 18, 19, 20 weeks of pregnancy
With the end of the fifth month completed the first half of pregnancy, and in honor of this event would be a good idea to request a gift from a loved spouse - you deserve it completely!After all, your body had to work oh so much: all this time there is not only emotional but also physical restructuring.
What's going on with the baby
fetal growth continues.On 18 week it weighs about 230 grams, the end of the month - about 340 grams, and its length is about 25 cm When growing girl, then by this time in her ovaries already formed the primitive egg -. In fact, your future grandchildrenand granddaughter.
Formed rudiments of permanent teeth, which are located deeper than the rudiments of milk, and a phalanx of fingers and toes.On the fingertips already appeared individual pattern that distinguishes one human being from another.
From vellus hairs and skin cells formed generic lubricant.It is a substance white-cream color and folds and covers some areas of the baby's body.Purpose her - to protect the skin of your baby.Sometimes this lubricant is retained up to the birth, in this case, it is wiped with sterile wipes during the initial newborn toilet.
A baby, by the way, has already become quite large.He frequently and actively recalls mum about its existence.He learned to suck and swallow amniotic fluid.He has little eyes are opened!So now you, dear future mom, established vigilant control.Keep this in mind and do not make rash decisions.
Kid gradually learns to use everything he has.For example, it is already able to respond to external noise is loud.So it's time to engage in aesthetic education of the heir or heiress.Lullaby, fairy tales, and just words to the child must be raised by not only mothers but also father.
If the father's voice postponed in memory of the baby before birth, the problem of "fathers and children" can be considered a partial solution - at least, on the part of the child's understanding and trust will increase substantially.
What's going on with my mother
changes affected almost all your body systems, and the load on the main organs has increased significantly.The body strongly increases blood volume (it has increased by almost 500 ml, and the end of pregnancy, the blood should be more on a liter).It is necessary to ensure a sufficient amount of oxygen is not only the mother but also the baby.And in order to pump enough blood, additional efforts are required of the heart muscle.That is why the pumping function of the heart is increased by 20%.
significantly change the performance and composition of the blood.Due to the increased plasma volume compared to the mass of red blood cells, you may experience anemia (a drop in hemoglobin) or elevated leukocyte count.However, these changes are due to the development of the fetus and nothing more, so if you feel fine, it's nothing to worry about.
By 20 weeks uterus rises above, and your stomach begins to slowly come forward.Now, this phenomenon will increase together with the term of pregnancy, and the main problem will be difficulty in breathing.The internal organs of the abdominal cavity draw in the diaphragm upwards, thus slightly constraining the free movement of the lungs.
It's not too pleasant feeling you'll experience up until the fruit does not fall deeper into the pelvis, that at the first pregnancy usually occurs a few weeks before the birth and subsequent - just before birth.
your heart rate is an average of 80-90 beats per minute;blood pressure slightly increased.It can enhance the sweating and vaginal secretion (discharge from the genital tract) as a consequence of a larger than normal amount of fluid accumulated in the body.This phenomenon is not difficult to adjust by using hygiene products, and there is no potential danger they represent.
Hazards fifth month
Wonderful "vacation" in the middle of pregnancy are, alas, not all.If you decide to become a mother right after the failed delivery, miscarriage, if they had a few before this pregnancy abortion or the doctor has determined you "baby" uterus - poosteregsya.Try more than lie around the house perform only very light work.
One reason may be a miscarriage so-called cervical isthmic-cervical insufficiency.The fact that the cervix is formed primarily by fibrous connective tissue.Tight muscles is about 15% of cervical masses.At the height of the internal os amount of muscle tissue reaches 30%, it is concentrated and plays the role of sphincter - or padlock the door.
break the padlock that can cause damage to the musculoskeletal system, hormonal disorders.The most common cause - recent scraping the uterus, cervical tears during childbirth.Thus, if you recently visited the gynecological clinic, regarded as the cervix is absolutely "safe" is not necessary, because it appears the scar tissue that can not play the role of the sphincter.
uterine door remains ajar, and with the growth of pregnancy fetal bladder bulges in advanced cervical canal, its shell infected, and there is miscarriage.Whenever you feel unwell at this time, and especially at elevated temperature, pain in the abdomen or vaginal discharge should consult with a physician.
Many women in this period are experiencing frequent and painful urination, back pain, fever, and weakness.It's not that you're feet wet, or sat on the grass.Most of the uterus - and it is at this time is at a height of 20 cm from the pubic bone - compresses the bladder and ureteral orifice.
Stagnation of urine and incomplete emptying of the renal pelvis create conditions for the development of infection.Develops bacteriuria and pyelonephritis may be pregnant.Any suspected pyelonephritis immediately contact your doctor, becauseThis disease is dangerous not only for you but also for the further growth and development of the fetus.
- from the nipple probably already allocated translucent yellowish liquid - colostrum.Wipe it with a napkin.In no case do not try to squeeze.
- disadvantage deliver phenomena such as heavy vaginal discharge and bleeding gums.
- joints and ligaments are relaxed, so are not ruled out back pain and other places.
Tips expectant mother
Now you can safely enjoy life - long walks, exercise even afford a little trip - to visit relatives or educational excursion.Think of this time as a "vacation" - because very soon to make such trips will be physically can not do.
Sleep and rest in the supine position can bring you some inconvenience, as the uterus grows and requires more space in the abdominal cavity.Try to find the optimum position by placing a pillow under your feet, under the rib cage, etc.Unleash your imagination - only this will allow you to build the most efficient design of "improvised".
can perform bending and rotation of the pelvis before take a horizontal position.Do not forget to urinate more often - crowded bladder only adds to the feeling of discomfort.
If you have not thought of, both physically and psychologically ready to leave, it's time to do it.Now there is no shortage of courses for expectant mothers, but if you have not heard about them, be sure to check with your gynecologist.
Statistical studies conducted in Russia, USA, Japan, clearly show that pregnant women who have completed this training, have far fewer complications during childbirth.Therefore they are related to the choice of courses seriously and try not to miss classes without good reason.
At this time, you may receive the first stretch or stretch marks on the skin.They result from disorders of the skin cells producing collagen, but also due to excessive rapid growth and skin tension in the areas of greatest strain cells - namely, on the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and the breasts.
Stretch marks are classified as problems are easier to prevent than to fight them.Begin to use special tools.