The ninth month of pregnancy
9 months of pregnancy, if counted according to the lunar calendar, in which 28 days, it's 33, 34, 35, 36 obstetric weeks. Before meeting with the little one there is not much time left. Some women give birth to babies this month. It is still premature, but with medical care, all healthy babies survive and develop without any significant pathologies.
What does mom feel during the ninth month
1. Fatigue. I want to give birth soon, despite the fear of the birth itself (most mothers). The last months, which, by the way, are already on maternity leave, you need to devote yourself to your beloved. You need to find yourself some hobby or do self-education - you have a lot of free time, use it. When a child is born, you will dedicate yourself to him.
One important point - if severe fatigue is combined with tachycardia, even at rest, this may indicate the presence of iron deficiency anemia. Give blood to hemoglobin. Its level you should not be less than 110. Otherwise, you need to take an iron preparation. Many women refuse it, because such drugs provoke constipation (and with a chair in pregnant women, problems often arise), but this should not be done. Remember that iron deficiency threatens fetal hypoxia and is deadly during labor, both natural and operative. Reception of iron preparations continue for several months. The dosage is determined by the doctor.
2. Frequent tone of the uterus or preparatory contractions. By the end of this month, all progesterone preparations are usually already canceled for the prevention of premature birth. These medicines removed hypertonicity from mothers. So, after the end of their reception, the tension in the uterus, its rolling, will be felt much more often.
Also, the periodic hypertension of the uterus, usually in response to any physical activity, is called the preparatory contractions or battles of Brexton Higgs. They do not lead to the disclosure of the cervix and the beginning of labor. Although unpleasant, but not painful and not intensified, like real fights.
3. Pressure in the perineum. Sometimes unpleasant sensations are associated with pelvic presentation of the fetus, which can try to pull the legs (if they are pinched). But more often it is due to the low position of the child's head. This happens closer to childbirth. If the doctor observes a fixed fetal head during a manual examination, it may be worthwhile to look at the length of the cervix for ultrasound. If it is greatly shortened, in-patient treatment and monitoring are necessary.
What happens to the fetus at 33-36 gestational weeks
The baby becomes very sturdy and fattened. By the end of the ninth month, its weight is already 2.5-3 kg. Height of 45 cm on average. Chubby cheeks were formed. They are clearly visible with ultrasound in 3D. The relief is given to the person by sucking muscles. By the way, their baby is developing in utero. It can be seen how he sucks his finger. After his birth, this habit is retained in all infants. Only many of them swaddle, because a finger in the mouth well, does not get in any way. Suckling reflex in newborns is very strong. There are dimples on the shoulders and glutes.
At the end of the month, in the case of pelvic fetal presentation, some women will be prescribed a referral to the hospital. This applies to women of different risk groups. Cesarean section, if necessary, is made as close as possible to the expected date of birth, so that the child is maximally ripe for life outside the womb of the mother.
Earlier births should be expected with multiple pregnancies. So, at the time of 36-37 weeks, many twins are born.
The head of the child has a round and oval shape when it is inside the mother. But after birth, the shape of the head is often irregular, pointed. This is a normal deformation that occurs as a result of natural childbirth. The skull bones are very soft, it is necessary to facilitate delivery. But within a few days the head will become again of the right form.
The character of the child's movements changes. They do not get rarer, but they are different. Mummy notices how the kid rests on the limbs in the uterus. Have you seen on the Internet a picture of a pregnant tummy with a distinctly protruding foot of a child? That's about the way it happens this term of pregnancy.
Anxiety in mothers can cause so-called hiccups in a child. Especially if it is long and frequent. In fact, the child does not hiccup in the literal sense of the word, but performs breathing exercises, trains before his birth. It's not that you ate fat. Do not worry! Doing an ultrasound or CTG because of this is not worth it. Anxiety should be caused by a lack of movement for several hours.
All organs and systems of the child's organism are almost ready for birth by the end of this month. And, most likely, with a gestational period of 36 weeks, the baby will be able to stay in the maternity hospital in a normal ward with his mother. That is, you do not need to take care of him. This is the case with healthy babies, without deviations.Do you often feel hiccups in the fetus at 9 months?