This week, the baby’s brain and her five senses develop faster for better survival in the outside world. The baby develops long REM cycle sleep pattern by this week along with complex brain activity. Your little sweet pea will start to dream sleep in the eighth month. This week, your baby grows longer and gains a few extra pounds which will reflect in your body weight. You may notice that your baby isn’t moving much; do not worry, she is probably running out of space to move around. As long as you can feel her wriggle or twist, it is safe.
The ideal weight of baby is estimated to be approximately 1.5 kg (3.31 pounds)
You may gain 3 to 4 pounds this month and it is normal to experience gradual weight gain in the last trimester. As the due date is nearing, you may experience mixed emotions- happiness and fear about child birth and parenting. If you feel so, it is normal and you are not alone; talk to your partner and family for support. This week, you may experience shortness of breath as the uterus is pushing the internal organs. However, you will feel better towards the end of pregnancy.
You may experience disturbed sleep and it is likely to see your sleep pattern changed. The other symptoms include occasional headaches, backaches, frequent urination, varicose vein, clumsiness, pregnancy brain and fatigue.