You at 7 months pregnant
- Shortness of breath from squashed lungs
- Frequent urinating from your growing uterus pushing on your bladder
- Abdominal cramps from your muscles stretching and your uterus squashing your stomach
Your baby at 7 months pregnant
Weighing in at about 3 pounds, your baby's increasing weight gain is protecting his major body systems and organs.
Also, around this time, your baby is quickly becoming a unique little person. Your baby's intelligence and personality are becoming more complex and advanced. If you pay enough attention you can start to learn about your baby's reactions to different foods, movements, and sounds.
Your baby may have also settled into a sort of sleeping pattern. Here's hoping that their pattern matches with yours.
Things to think about
Heartburn and indigestion. Ease these symptoms by avoiding spicy, acidic, or fizzy foods and drinks and by eating five or six smaller meals instead of three larger ones during the day. Less food in your stomach at a time makes it easier for your body to digest.
Swollen hands and feet. Remember to drink lots of water. Water will help to flush excess fluid through your system to help minimize swelling. Wearing support stockings can also help.
As you near the final months of your pregnancy, you should decide on a birth plan that suits your personal preferences. This can help to reduce the feeling of being out of control when labor hits.
Arranging childcare can take time to investigate choices so it's a good idea to look at your local options now. This is especially important if you're planning to return to work within a year of giving birth.
From conception to birth, track your pregnancy week by week with Huggies.
The information of this article has been reviewed by nursing experts of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). The content should not substitute medical advice from your personal healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations/diagnosis or treatment. For more advice from AWHONN nurses, visit Healthy Mom&Baby at health4mom.org.