Seeing In The Dark
Your baby will now be able to see dim shapes. The baby’s pupils will be able to expand and constrict, allowing the eyes to let in less or more light.
Labor Pain Management!
If you’ve been thinking of pain medications to manage your upcoming labor pains, discuss with your doctor the benefits of taking the natural, unmedicated approach.
At week 31, you’re in the seventh month.
This week, the baby’s brain and five senses develop faster for better survival in the outside world. The baby develops a long REM cycle sleep pattern by this week along with complex brain activity. Your little sweet pea will start to dream in 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; but not to worry, your baby is probably running out of space to move around. As long as you can feel the wriggle or twist, it is safe.
Baby’s Length: 41.1 cm
Baby’s Weight: 1.5 Kg
You may gain 3-4 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 childbirth 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 that your sleep pattern might change.
Shortness of breath
You will continue to experience shortness of breath as the expanding uterus will push the internal organs.
The other symptoms include occasional headaches, backaches, frequent urination, varicose vein, clumsiness, pregnancy brain, and fatigue.
This is a preconception phase and you need to take better care of yourself to ensure a smooth pregnancy. Therefore, you should: