Pregnancy 21 , 22 , 23, 24 weeks
Pregnancy Week By Week / / March 25, 2016
21, 22, 23, 24 weeks of pregnancy
sixth month - a kind of "summer" of pregnancy, when, as in nature, everything is growing.The little man well developed muscles of the arms and legs, and he regularly checks their strength.Periods of activity, when Mom feels its movement, alternating with periods of complete rest.
What's going on with the baby
baby is close to my mother's tummy!His movement, which she perceives as "bumps" in the sixth month of pregnancy are much stronger.Some women even feel heels and elbows kid who sometimes did not give them rest.
Scarce desperately kicking and trying to roll upside down.But for all the inconvenience for the mother, the child's movement - one of the most important signs of its normal development, but their absence or weakening should be alerted.
Do not hesitate to ask the doctor about all the changes taking place with you.After all, you are almost mom and are responsible for their child.At week 24 child looks and behaves almost the same as before the birth.However, fat is still there, so the body slim.Kid has a length of 33 cm and a weight of 570 g .;pipsqueak can cough and hiccup, it feels like a light tapping inside you.
this month is actively accumulation of brown fat.The fact that infants, especially born prematurely, is very bad keep a constant body temperature.As a result, they are very susceptible to hypothermia, which is fatal for them.
So baby now more than ever need to be protected, and the brown fat that accumulates under the skin, has a high energy value - when burned in the body produces a large amount of heat and ATP (the substance that provides vital processes).the sweat glands in the skin is formed.
little man reacts to the mother's mood, heard loud cries from the busy world in which it will be quite soon, and may even be frightened of these sounds.But when he heard gentle and tender words, he calms down and fades.Sleep time a baby is not always the same as yours - perhaps it will be active when you want to sleep.And he learned intently sucking his thumb.
What's going on with my mother
At this time greatly enhanced the uterine blood flow, as the child grows and every day it needs more and more nutrients ( "food" and oxygen for breathing fetus receives from the mother's blood throughplacenta).
By the sixth month of the so-called corpus luteum of pregnancy , formed after the cessation of ovulation and reached its maximum development for another 16 weeks, ceases to function.It is no longer necessary.
Cervical uterine canal is filled with a thick mucus plug, a milky-white discharge from the vagina becomes abundant.Normally these do well belyami special vaginal suppositories and pellets.Belly of future mom significantly rounded, under the pressure of a growing uterus abdominal wall is stretched, are beginning to show through the skin and blood vessels appear arched strips - "scars".Women call their stretch marks.
In response to fetal movement woman may experience periodic maloboleznennye contractions and feel tension in the uterus.They are called contractions Breston-Higinsa and no danger for the mother or for the baby does not represent.Rather, it is "training exercise" for the uterus that begins to prepare for childbirth.During the day periods of tension and relaxation can be 10-15.But if the contractions become regular and are accompanied by severe pain, it is a very dangerous symptom.When it appears, you must consult your doctor immediately!
Now expectant mother just needs a good rest.Sleep must be at least 8 hours.It is desirable to walk before going to sleep and a warm shower.However, do not abuse the baths, whirlpool.Trip to the sauna - the extra load body is now useless.Do not get carried away too and sunbathing, if it is summer.Of course, the child needs vitamin D, but the main criterion for any class must be moderation.
Caution - premature birth!
During this period of pregnancy are highly undesirable because the fetus is not yet completely ready to face the outside world.However, the mother needs to know the basic signs of preterm labor, time to sort out the situation.It is noticed that their risk increases during the summer months - possibly due to a greater loss of fluid of a pregnant woman.
alarm must cause the following phenomena:
- Uterine contractions with a frequency of 5 or more per hour;
- red blood Discharge from the vagina;
- pain during urination;
- acute or prolonged nagging pain in the abdomen;
- Acute or continuous vomiting;
- Monotone lasting pain;
- sudden discharge of clear watery fluid from the genital tract;
- Strong pressure in the lower part of the pelvis.
With all of these symptoms seek medical advice immediately.
The majority of women during pregnancy is broken chair, begin constipation, which must be combated.Doctors advise to eat more foods that promote normal bowel work.
- According to nutritionists, is not less than 60% of your daily diet should be fresh fruits and vegetables.
- on your desktop should be present wheat bran.Here's a little recipe: the evening diluted in two cups of boiling water with two teaspoons of riding wheat bran.Give them a good swell and eaten as porridge.
- the morning before breakfast is recommended to drink a glass of cold water (plain water can be bottled or filtered, but not boiled).
- drink homemade juice (preferably plum or apple), diluted with water in half.
- is recommended to drink the juice from sauerkraut.
- Soak in the evening your favorite dried fruit in filtered or bottled (not boiling!) Water.On the morning of the infusion of strain and drink.
- Within a month, take 1 tbspvegetable oil on empty stomach and in the evening.The oil should be unrefined, better - cold pressed.
- should eat more coarse plant foods: rye bread, buckwheat, vegetables, fiber-rich.
- very useful fresh yogurt and kefir day.
With increasing stress on the body, increased demands on the clothes and shoes of the future mother.Heels and platforms is to be postponed, because the main thing for you - the convenience and stability.Clothing should be loose and not impede breathing.If possible, avoid synthetic materials.Pay special attention to the bra: breast augmentation should not be squeezed and interfere with breathing.
From the sixth month of pregnancy, you will need to limit physical activity.Make it easy, especially mothers, waiting for a second child.For older, especially if it is very small, also requires attention, affection and care.
Try to gently explain to friends that they have to take part of your daily worries.If the husband is not enough help you, try to make "an unconventional course" - ask your doctor to talk to him.Usually men are very sensitive to the words of the physician with respect to pregnancy.
This conversation is not excessive in relation to the need to change sexual relations.Do not give up close, but let her husband to understand that came the "new era" and requires a certain caution.
changes in the female body, caused by pregnancy and the generation of various hormones that affect the nervous system.Typically, the expectant mother is calm and confident, but, unfortunately, a lot of women, especially waiting for the firstborn, experiencing persistent fears related to the upcoming birth.
not need to be afraid.Pregnancy - is not a disease, and although responsible, but still a normal life situation, which is a healthy young woman quite capable to keep under control.If your doctor thinks that you have everything in order, then it is so.Tune in for the best, and it will benefit both your state and the baby's health.