Pregnancy 37 , 38 , 39, 40 weeks
Pregnancy Week By Week / / March 26, 2016
37, 38, 39, 40 weeks of pregnancy
By this time, it is necessary to leave the job and tune in preparation for childbirth.Perhaps the desire to put an end to the hardships of pregnancy will be as strong as the fear of the fights.
What's going on with the baby
Between 36 and 40 weeks child gains its final height and weight.Individual sizes of baby depends on the weight and height of the parents.Now he rarely turns over in the uterus.Almost disappeared down the primary - the lagoon, only a little bit on the shoulders, arms and legs.
vernix may cover the entire body, and can only stay in the skin folds.In the intestine accumulates a dark substance - meconium, the primary cal.The baby in this period trains breathing and swallowing movements fulfills.The kid takes the whole uterus - now he is not tossing and turning and kicking.If the birth will take place today, the baby will be all right.
Now we can accept congratulations - on these stages of pregnancy is considered full-term, and it means thatthe baby will be born with a weight of 2700 to 3500 g and increase to 50-53 cm, is screaming out loud and have fair skin, as managed to accumulatea sufficient amount of subcutaneous fat.
If this is your first pregnancy, crumbs head probably already fallen in the pelvic region.On the fingers of hands and feet grew soft nails.The boy has clearly delineated the testicles, the girls - labia covered small.In the remaining months, the child will add 28-29 grams per day.
What's going on with my mother
Any movement requires great effort.There is a feeling of heaviness in the lower abdomen.The cervix softens, preparing to leave.Frequent false contractions, sometimes you may find that deliveries have already begun.However, the fight is not yet scheduled.The stomach has become more difficult and you will find a comfortable position in bed.The skin on the abdomen is stretched and may itch.You just feel tingling and pain in the legs.
Restless sleep leads to the fact that you are getting enough sleep is bad.Navel has become flat or even twisted to the outside, but do not worry about it - he is entitled to after giving birth.With the approach of delivery expands the pelvic floor - it can cause discomfort.On the fortieth week, you can lose weight.This means that the need to wait for delivery within the next ten days.
The average weight gain for the time of pregnancy varies between 10 and 12 kg.However, each woman individually.The total weight gain is: the fruit - 38%, the blood, the excess liquid - 22%, uterus, breasts, buttocks, legs - 20%, amniotic fluid - 11%, the placenta - 9%.
baby's head dropped, the uterus is less pressure on the stomach and diaphragm, so heartburn, dyspepsia and dyspnea are less common.Due to the pressure on the bladder may become more frequent urination.If the baby moves fewer than 10 times per day, ask your doctor to listen to his heart rate frequency: perhaps the crumbs are any problems.
Weak uterine contractions occur throughout pregnancy.However, in the last few weeks, they are becoming more frequent and become more intense, so sometimes they can be mistaken for the beginning of fights.Feeling such reductions, stand up, walk around and listen, if they continue, there are pauses between them shorter.
Forerunners contractions are usually not regular.If false contractions are too frequent, you should start breathing exercises.Do not worry if the birth delayed.Plus-minus 2 weeks from the estimated life - a normal variant.
Many women are afraid to "wake" childbirth and try to find out from the doctor about the reasons, "inducing" delivery.Hitherto accurately answer the question researchers can not.The most widespread view that the initiator is a baby birth.In the last weeks of pregnancy due to the large growth in the amniotic fluid and the reduction rate of the uterus "grasps" the fruit of stronger, constraining its movement.
With 36 weeks the placenta begins to reduce its production of the hormone and the fetus lacks components for nutrition and respiration.In connection with the "aging of the placenta" and "cramped" living conditions at the crumbs of a stressful situation develops, to which he responds to activation of the adrenal cortex and releases large amounts of cortisol - a stress hormone.
In response to this change the hormonal balance in the mother.Appear contractions, acquiring and developing a regular rhythm of labor.A reliable indicator of incipient birth process - regular contractions.
While fights are not very frequent (up to 5 minutes) or painful, it makes no sense to rush to the hospital.The first birth is usually continued for a long time, 12-14 hours, and some of it is better to spend time at home.Slowly walk, stopping to rest.If the water has not moved, you can take a warm shower, a little refreshment.
In Europe, women are afraid to give birth to panic
Englishwomen afraid to give birth and feeling like a panic - the conclusion made by researchers who surveyed more than 3,000 residents of Albion.Women are afraid of scary birth, and they find it "even more painful than you can imagine."
Similar studies were conducted in other European countries - Germany, France and Spain.The results were the same.Such a panic before delivery is experiencing one in ten women.
significant that in the study involved women have already given birth, and the main motive of their responses is about the same, "it was a hundred times worse than I could imagine."Half of the respondents said that experience the most powerful experience in my life.
Six out of ten women said that preparatory classes, which they attended, not fully coped with the task of preparing for childbirth.And three-quarters of the respondents admitted that they constantly felt anxiety, and not one doctor has not calmed them during childbirth.
Ordinary life pregnant Englishwomen was also one big problem: they could not get help from others, no one to give them a place in the transport.Many had problems at work: they have not laid benefits.His feelings during and after pregnancy, all women are described as "melancholy", "depression and shock", while 11% simply fell into a depression.At the same time 99% of them said that the feeling of motherhood brings them more happiness than career.
In addition, studies have shown that only 6% of women give birth completely naturally, 23% was made by cesarean section.Of those who gave birth alone, 38% received an epidural, and 41% took painkillers.
Tips expectant mother
In these last days of pregnancy, women often complain of insomnia.The most popular cause of insomnia is anxiety and stress.Before going to bed, drink hot milk, sleep on your left side to better blood rushed to the uterus, the fetus and the kidneys.Open the window for the night.
you get used to the thought of the upcoming birth.If you have previously frightened, now ready and waiting for "climax", being absolutely sure of the successful outcome.You probably already know who will be - a boy or a girl that kid sizes are normal, in accordance with the term of pregnancy.
desirable that someone was constantly next to you, in order to support, call "ambulance", catch a taxi or simply walk to the car to help.Practice shows that it is better if it is a man with experience of life and someone you trust, such as a mother or mother-in spite of the possible nuances of your relationship.
It also happens that at the end of the ninth month, and the harbingers of births still no.In medicine, it is called "perenashivanie pregnancy."It is just as dangerous as a miscarriage.The child in this case, the larger bones of the skull are less mobile, which can lead to injury during birth, both mother and the fetus.
Prolonged child lacks oxygen, feeding his placenta is no longer able to meet the needs of the growing organism.But a regular medical examination and timely ultrasound will determine the time, when really it is time to give birth, and if acceptable terms have passed, it is likely, a cesarean section will be performed.
So, ahead of you responsible and exciting period - delivery.Focus on your thoughts about the main thing - about their health and the health of your baby.After all, the light appears your support, your continuation, your happiness and joy, strength and your family at home!