As your baby is growing, so is your body. You may feel as if your internal organs are crowded. They are. The best way to deal with the discomforts of late pregnancy are:
- Good Posture
- Proper Nutrition
- Rest (When you can!)
Most discomforts will occur in your back, your legs, and the amount of air you can take into your lungs. Hang in there!
Your baby is busy getting ready for the birthday! The baby is beginning to regulate his own temperature and the bone marrow is completely in charge of production of the red blood cells. The baby is even urinating about a half liter of urine into the amniotic fluid everyday!
The movements that you feel will probably begin to change at this point. Once your baby held wild gymnastic parties, now as the space becomes cramped you notice smaller movements, such as elbows and knees. Try monitoring the baby yourself, using fetal kick counts.
Your baby weighs in at about two pounds nine ounces (1.16 kilograms)!
Her back is aching and she's probably not feeling as comfortable as she once did. Have you rubbed her back? You might even consider a professional pregnancy massage. It makes a great gift.
You're likely to be feeling very large by now. If you haven't found refuge in a swimming pool, even indoors, you should try it. The weightlessness is amazing.
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