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Seventh Month Pregnancy- Baby & Mother Development, Symptoms, Health & Diet Tips


Seventh-month pregnancy: Symptoms, Development, and Tips

The overall development of the baby is complete. Understand the symptoms and development in both your as well as your baby’s body.

Development in mother in the seventh month of pregnancy.

The most important change that happens in a mother’s body is tendency of imbalance due to the increase in the weight of the child. Your back will be strained more and you will feel short of breath. It happens due to the increase in the weight that exerts pressure on the diaphragm.

The common symptoms in the seventh month of the pregnancy include:

  • Back pain.
  • Fatigue as the weight of the baby increases along with the activities. You are less able to manage the stress and feel fatigued.
  • Swollen hand, ankles, and feet because your veins pump more  blood to the body.
  • Stretch Marks are common on your thighs, breasts, and tummy.
  • Itchy Skin due to the expansion of the skin and the enlarged tummy.
  • Foot and leg cramps.
  • Excessive urination due to pressure on your bladder.
  • Braxton Hicks Contractions.

For itchy skin, mothers should use oils to smooth the skin, or else those weird stretch marks will remain. Also if itching is more on palms& soles, do report to your doctor.

 

Development of the baby in the seventh month of pregnancy.

 

In the seventh month, the baby gains a height of 46 centimeters. Brain development is at the peak. The movement of the baby will increase in the body. Your child can listen better and so you can try to connect with sounds. The respiratory system in the baby is fully functional.

Your baby in the seventh month will weigh around 1 kg.

 

Tips for the seventh month of pregnancy.

 

Basic Tip:

  • Visit your doctor for the required test and also 2nd shot of tetanus vaccine.
  • Learn about the Braxton Hicks contractions. These are the false contractions that are quite common in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Diet Tips:

  • Eat all your multivitamins, zinc, folic acid, calcium, and iron.
  • Take a fiber-rich diet as it will help you with constipation.
  • Eat fruits, vegetables that are rich in iron and carbohydrates.
  • Drink milk and eat dry fruits daily.
  • Fortified cereals as they will provide you fiber, iron, calcium and carbohydrates.
  • Orange Juice for vitamin C.

Exercise Tips:

  • Do not avoid exercise if you are healthy.
  • Go for a walk. It will keep you active.
  • Always ask a specialist for advice when you exercise.


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