How is my baby growing?
Your baby now is about the size of a small watermelon, weighs about 1,3kg and measuring about 40cm from head to heel. Your baby continues to gain weight with layers of fat. This fat makes your little one look less wrinkly and help provide him or her warmth after birth.
Your baby will mimic breathing movements by repeatedly moving the diaphragm for breathing. He or she can even get hiccups at times, which you may feel as rhythmic twitches in your uterus.
Body & Life Changes
How is my body changing?
Your hair will be thicker when you are pregnant. However, a few months after delivery, your will lose your hair faster and it may look thinner.
You may be feeling a little tired these days, especially if you’re having trouble sleeping. You might also feel clumsier than normal, because the central of your gravity has changed. You will be heavier and the concentration of weight in your pregnant belly also causes a shift in your center of gravity. Plus, because of hormonal changes, your ligaments are more lax, so your joints are looser, which may also contribute to your balance being a bit off. Also, this relaxation of your ligaments can actually cause your feet to spread permanently, so you may have to invest in some new shoes to move more comfortably.
What should I be concerned about?
Mood swings is one of the most common signs when you are pregnant. The combination of uncomfortable symptoms and hormonal changes in your body can be the reasons for your emotional ups and downs.
What should I tell my doctor?
You might feel breathless these days. It is because your uterus gets larger and presses against other organs like lungs to have enough space for your baby. You should talk to your doctor right away if you feel breathless frequently.
What tests should I know about?
You might have to meet your doctor regularly next month, every 2 weeks at first and then every week until the delivery. In the test of this month, your blood pressure and weight will be measured, you may be asked about any signs and symptoms you might have. Your doctor also asks you to describe your baby’s movements and his or her schedule of activities: when your baby moves and when he or she does not. You are checked the size of uterus as usual.
Health & Safety
What should I know about staying healthy and safe during pregnancy?
Shortness of breath or breathlessness can make you feel uncomfortable, but it does not harm your baby. He or she still has enough oxygen through after-birth.
You should not use any type of hypnotic without asking your doctor. There is no safe hypnotic for pregnant women. Your doctor will give you advances about the influences of medications and how to avoid insomnia in pregnancy.
How will the baby’s growing in next week?
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Review Date: August 11, 2016 | Last Modified: October 26, 2018
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