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Personal Reflection: "When I finally began showing at six months it was wonderful to watch my one-year-old son talk to the baby in my belly."
Your baby's hearing continues to develop. Pretty soon they'll be hearing all kinds of things!
Babies born prematurely at this point can survive. There might be some issues, but they can pull through.
Call a healthcare provider asap if you experience any vaginal bleeding, menstrual cramps, or low-backache pain that doesn't go away. This could be the beginning of pre-term labor or a late miscarriage.
Your baby can hear the outside world over the sound of the your heartbeat. Hi there baby!
Try not to lay on your back or stomach from this point forward. It cuts off circulation to the baby.
Lunar Month 8, 28 wks LMP (26 wks gestation)
Your baby has assumed the "fetal position," with its legs tucked up to its chest.
It's common to be tested for gestational diabetes about this time.
You might feel Braxton-Hicks contractions. The uterus hardens for a moment then returns to normal. These are not the real thing -- you'll know when the real ones start.
Baby's eyes open and the eyes are able to sense light changes in the womb.
Hormonal changes may cause grouchiness to come back BUT just remember you're almost done!
Congestion might set in as hormones continue to change. Avoid heavy, fatty foods, as they are harder to digest.
29 wks LMP (27 wks gestation)
Your baby is getting fatter and the skin is less wrinkled after filling out.
If you have older children, talk to them about being a sibling try to prepare them for the new baby that will be born soon.
Sleeping with pillows under your belly and between your legs relieves back stress. You can find all sorts online.
Congratulations! You're in the Third Trimester!
Baby can make grasping motions, and likes to suck its thumb. Awww :)
It's common to dream and fantasize about what the baby might look like.
30 wks LMP (28 wks gestation)
Couvade often returns to men, bringing depression, fatigue, and weight gain. Increased communication helps, along with regular exercise.
Personal Reflection: "I remember the first time I felt my baby kicking and thought how amazing and wonderful..."
Baby's body continues to grow quickly. Your baby's brain is developing well, with different sections taking shape.
Colostrum may begin to form in your breasts. It is the predecessor of breast milk.
You may have more Braxton-Hicks contractions but don't worry. Try lying down and see if the contractions subside.
Swelling, high-blood pressure, headaches, and/or changes in vision might be pre-eclampsia. Call your healthcare provider immediately.
31 wks LMP (29 wks gestation)
Your baby should typically be head-down (or vertex - feet or buttock down is called breech) at this point but don't panic if your baby isn't. There is still plenty of time for the baby to turn.
Personal Reflection: "I realize that becoming a parent is a real gift and to not take any moment for granted."
If you're having a baby boy, his testicles have dropped from his abdomen, where they grew, into his scrotum.