Now that you are 7 months pregnant, the baby is growing quickly, and so is the female’s belly. With this, she may face some physical challenges and undergo many changes in her body due to pregnancy. Try to keep in mind that each day of your pregnancy brings you closer to meeting your baby. Taking care of your physical and mental health is the best way you can provide a good habitat for the growing baby.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms at 7 Months Pregnant
At this stage of the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, it is common to feel the effects of the growing baby belly and of the progressing pregnancy. Common symptoms that a 7 month pregnant female may have the following-
- Back pain
- Itchy skin
- Varicose veins or spider veins
- Braxton Hicks contractions
- Swollen ankles and feet
- Foot and leg cramps
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent urination
Remember, every pregnancy is different. A female may not experience all of the 7-month pregnancy symptoms. Some other things happening to the female’s body at 7 weeks pregnant include-
Stretch marks: At 7 months pregnant, the baby bump will be getting bigger each day. As a result, the female is likely to get stretch marks on her tummy. The female may also see stretch marks on the breasts, thighs, arms, or butt. Many females get these pink or reddish-purple lines in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. There are various options such as laser stretch marks removal which can help the female get rid of pregnancy stretch marks without any risks.
Keeping a healthy diet, little physical activities (as per your ease), and gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy may help reduce the likelihood of such stretch marks.
Also Read- How to get rid of Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Itchy skin: As the skin stretches, it may also cause itching in pregnancy. Rubbing soothing oils or a mild (choose natural or unscented moisturizer to prevent irritation or the risk of an allergy ) moisturizer on the skin and bathing in warm water, can help ease the condition. Doing this all through the pregnancy can even help in preventing itchy skin in pregnancy.
Baby development in 7th month of pregnancy
When you are 7 months pregnant, the baby is busy developing its organs and systems that will help him survive outside the womb. For example, the baby’s lungs are starting to produce “surfactant”, a substance which allows the lungs to expand and contract properly.
Another big news! In the 7th month of pregnancy, the baby can open and close its eyes! The expecting mother and father are probably eager to see their little bud. And, the wait won’t be much long now.
In the meantime, the baby may be able to sense changes in the light and dark, and might even respond to the bright lights by moving or kicking. Your baby is also fattening up and becoming more adorable, and the extra fat in the female helps in smoothing out the wrinkles in the baby’s skin. The baby’s skin cells are now starting to produce melanin, the natural pigment which helps give skin its color.
At the end of the 7th month of pregnancy, fat begins to be deposited on the baby. The baby is about 14 inches (36 cm) long and weighs from around 900 to 1800 grams (2 to 4 pounds).
The baby’s hearing ability is fully developed and it can change positions frequently and is likely to respond to sound, pain, and light.
If born prematurely, the baby would probably survive after the 7th month of pregnancy.
The pregnant female’s body in the 7th month of pregnancy.
At the 7th month of pregnancy, the space is getting a little snug in the female’s uterus, and her baby might be moving less because of this. The female is still likely to feel some baby movements each day.
Because the female’s centre of gravity changes as her tummy grows, she might feel unsteady on her feet. So, it is advised to walk slowly and not do any strenuous or much tiring work.
As the baby belly expands, the mom-to-be might also have trouble bending over and her posture might even change to support the expanding tummy.
The pregnant female’s breasts grow and become even heavier in month 7 of pregnancy. The veins on her breasts might be more visible, and the colour of her nipples and areolas might darken.
Also Read- Breast Pain in Pregnancy
At seven months pregnant, it is generally accepted that the female is at the very beginning of the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Considering this is the beginning of the last trimester of pregnancy, extra care and precautions should be taken. Stay in touch with our doctor online and discuss the changes you are feeling in order to rule out any risks. Click here to chat with our doctor online right away!