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Pregnancy Month 7

27 to 30 Weeks
Posted : Monday, January 01, 1900

Your baby is 16 inches long and will weigh about 2½ to 3 pounds

What Is Happening With You And Your Body:

  • You gain weight faster because this begins the baby's greatest growth period.
  • Your uterus is moving closer to your rib cage and you may notice kicking against your ribs. Your abdomen can be seen moving as your baby moves.
  • You may feel awkward and tire more easily. Light-headedness can occur when you get up.
  • Your feet, hands and ankles may swell if it is hot or you have been standing a lot.
  • Your breasts may leak enough to require padding in your bra.

    What Is Happening With Your Baby:

  • A fine, soft hair called lanugo covers the baby.
  • The brain and nervous system is growing quickly and the heartbeat might be heard by another person placing an ear on your abdomen.
  • Testicles of boys start to move down into the scrotum.
  • Sleeping and waking times are definite. Kicking and stretching movements are often noticed.
  • Your baby may suck its thumb.
  • Your baby is 16 inches long and will weigh about 2½ to 3 pounds.

    Common Discomforts During This Time of Your Pregnancy:

  • Ankle / Foot Swelling
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Breast Leakage
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Constipation
  • Contractions (Braxton-Hicks)
  • Dizziness
  • Enlarging Belly / Breasts
  • Flatulence
  • Frequent Urination
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Increased Perspiration
  • Increased Vaginal Discharge
  • Leg Cramps
  • Ligament Pain (Sharp pulling sensation on either side of the lower abdomen)
  • Light headed and dizzy
  • Lower Backache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vision Changes