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Pregnancy Month 9

Created by: Melissa Werner
Posted : Monday January 01, 1900
35 Weeks to Delivery

Baby grows is about 20 inches long and weighs 6 ½ - 7 ½ pounds

What Is Happening With You And Your Body:

  • You may be tired of being pregnant and ready for delivery. You tire easily and often feel drowsy.
  • Your abdomen is getting bigger. It may look lopsided when the baby moves. Your uterus lowers as the baby drops toward the birth canal. This is called lightening.
  • Your hands and feet may swell. This is normal.
  • You may feel pressure low in your pelvis as the baby settles into position for birth.
  • The Braxton-Hick's contractions are more frequent. If you have 4 or more contractions in one hour, call your health care provider.
  • Your sleep may be disturbed as you may need to move and urinate more often.

    What Is Happening With Your Baby:

  • The eye color is dark grey. This may change after birth.
  • The fingernails become complete and may grow long.
  • The baby settles into a head down position. The baby may seem quieter because there is less space to move.
  • There are still periods of sleep and activity.
  • The baby's organs still grow so it will be ready to breathe and grow on its own after birth.
  • About one quart of amniotic fluid surrounds your baby.
  • Baby grows about 2 ½ inches (20 inches long) and weighs 6 ½ - 7 ½ 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