Pregnancy week by week, Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 28, Month 7
During the third trimester, most babies shift their body position with the head facing downwards, suitable for delivery. If your baby hasn’t changed the position yet, give it some time as the babies change their position around week 36. This week, your baby will start to blink, dream and prepare for life outside the womb. Your little junior’s heartbeat is so strong that your spouse can hear it if he places his ears near your bump.
The ideal weight of baby in the beginning of third trimester is approximately 1 kg (2.22 pounds)
You might find it difficult to bend down, squat or carry a toddler; do not overdo as it may affect the baby inside your womb. Thinking about your baby and childbirth leads to dreams about labour. It is normal to experience fear and worry about child birth; taking antenatal classes, prenatal yoga and meditation can help you ease the fear and prepare you physically and mentally for childbirth.
The third and last trimester of pregnancy brings new changes and may take away some of the symptoms from second trimester. At this week, you may see stretch marks on the enlarging abdomen and breasts secreting colostrum (an early form of breast milk). You may have pregnancy dreams and fuzzy brain as a part of pregnancy symptoms.
- If your nose is stuffy, try using some nasal strips or regulate the air conditioner temperature in your room to get some relief.
- Babies tend to absorb more iron during the third trimester so it is necessary to take iron rich foods such as spinach, tofu, chicken, beans, cereals etc.
- By now, you would have checked your Rh typing, if not ask your gynecologist about Rh blood typing test. If the mother is Rh negative and the baby is positive, then anti-D injection is required to nullify the harmful effect.
- Get bed rest, a warm bath or a hot water massage to cope with the backache and leg cramps.