8 Months Pregnant

8 Months Pregnant


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How many weeks is 8 months in pregnancy, the 8th month of pregnancy is the 31-35th weeks.

Changes in the Mother’s Body

Most common symptoms that the pregnant women suffer from within all previous seven months of baby carrying will last then. Upon the 7-month period you may experience other symptoms typical for this period.

Among them:

  • more intense moving activity of the fetus;
  • lasting vaginal discharge called whites or leucorrhea;
  • stool impairment, constipations;
  • feeling nausea, headaches or dizziness;
  • persistent heartburn or bloating may indicate on the general digestive system failure;
  • nasal or gingival bleeding;
  • muscular spasms in lower extremities;
  • persistent ache in the lumbar area may appear in this stage of pregnancy with swallowing of the face, upper and lower extremities;
  • leg varicosity;
  • itching in the lower abdomen is typical for this period;
  • the respiration may be somewhat difficult due to the lungs affected by the uterus pressure;
  • sleeping disorders, insomnia;
  • slight coordination disorder may be reported in pregnant as well as some awkwardness and abstractedness;
  • discharge of the first colostrum;
  • this is the period that the pregnant women find quite complicated for the health.

Most pregnant women feel this period quite adequate, though. If a woman is still employed, she may feel tiredness and performance degeneration in the end of the working day. If so, she may use various relaxing procedures.

What to Expect After Passing a Medical Examination?

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Upon expiry of 32 weeks of pregnancy, the physicians in charge normally require that the pregnant women are examined once in two weeks along with the fetus state monitoring within the pre-delivery period.

As a rule, the health parameters of the woman seen are controlled and maintained as follow:

  • blood pressure level, weight;
  • glucose and protein percentage in the urine;
  • expected height of the uterine fundus;
  • current position and size of the fetus;
  • general examination of the mother’s health to check for water retention and varicose venous lake;
  • other conditions almost negligible by the pregnant.

When you go to see the doctor, you are recommended that you make a list of questions and problems that you want to discuss with your physician in charge and find answers to all and any questions concerned.

8 Months Pregnant Belly Pictures

pictures of 8 months pregnant belly

Preparation for Childbirth

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During this period, your body actively prepares to the delivery. In this very period mothers-to-be start feeling first and painful uterus involution. You are also advised to train in the correct respiration required during the labors.

The frequency of the stress and uterus involution in the pre-delivery period is the most significant staff. If the strain and uterus involution pattern in rare, quite uneven without pain, this phenomena is referred to the "practice" Braxton Hicks contractions that prepare your uterine to the coming labors.

This is too important period for the health state of any pregnant woman and you need to avoid any stresses, keep to a healthy diet and spend more time in the open air, rest a lot, read useful publications, watch positive movies and enjoy your time with family and friends. In other words, you need to avoid negative emotion, thoughts and depressed mood in this period.

If you still experience fatigue, sleep disorders, persistent irritation, you’d better learn how to cope with such situations. Remember, that when you lie on your back, the inferior vena cava or the low hollow vein is squeezed that may result in the rapid heart palpitation, and dizziness.

8 Months Ultrasound Pictures

ultrasound at 8 months pregnant

8 Months Pregnant Ultrasound Gender

8 Months Ultrasound Boy:

8 Months Ultrasound Boy

8 Months Ultrasound Girl:

8 Months Ultrasound Girl

Apart from these, you may experience atypical symptoms as follow:

  • higher activity of the fetus in general;
  • continuing vaginal discharge;
  • persistent constipation;
  • headaches, dizziness, nausea;
  • the digestive tract disorder, heartburn, bloating;
  • nasal bleeding may occur, the nasal mucus may be hyper-saturated with blood, some slight feeling of aural fullness may be reported;
  • gingival infection and bleeding;
  • lasting back pain;
  • swelling of the face, upper and lower extremities;
  • varicose venous lake of lower extremities and the rectum;
  • increasing respiration contraction caused by the uterine pressed on the lungs;
  • increase of antispasmatic feelings of Braxton Hicks in the uterine area;
  • sleep disorders;
  • general coordination disorder in the mother-to-be, some awkwardness.

Apart from physiological symptoms, you may report some psychological disorders as follow:

  • general fatigue caused by pregnancy and increasing aspiration to end up with it;
  • unreasonable anxiety for the baby’s health and future delivery process;
  • common distractibility, inability to concentrate on specific staff;
  • growing thoughts on the fastest end of pregnancy.

Close to the end of the pregnancy period, and namely, by the end of the eighth month of pregnancy, the average fetal height is 45 cm, and the weight is up to 2.5 kg. During this period, the fetal brain grows and develops, and the child-to-be can see and hear. The basic vital systems are quite developed though the lungs are not developed in full. The child with such vital parameters is at higher chances to survive the pre-mature delivery.

The child’s body and the head develop to proper proportions, it has some hair, eyebrows and first eyelashes. You baby can winkle even inside your body. It finds it too tight in the uterine since its sizes are big enough to occupy the mother’s uterine. The baby’s brain continues developing. The protective myelin sheath forms around the pre-created nerve-endings in the course of active nerve cell functioning. Your baby has learning ability still sitting inside your abdomen.

8 Months Pregnant – List Of Studies

Upon the end of the 32nd week, you need to see a doctor more frequency.

The following tests are required to observe the general health state of yours and your child:

  • level of glucose and protein presence in the urine;
  • fetal heart beat control;
  • fetal position and its expected size;
  • general examination to check for edema and varicose bulge in legs.

All other issues concerned should be discussed with the supervising doctor.

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  • Angie says:

    Thanks for the information.am eight months pregnant bt my belly s still small in its size,could this lead to me bearing an underweight child??plz,,help me know

  • Genner says:

    HiThanks for all the information on pregnacy. but am worried that am eight months gone today, 1/1/2018, but my belly is still small, could this lead to me bearing an underweight baby? am inching to know.

  • Naomi says:

    some doctors normally tell us that mothers deliver their babies at 36weeks and others at40 ,is it true

  • sheddie says:

    Thanks for this information. Please what is the weight of an underweight baby at 8months pregnancy

  • Clara moses says:

    Iam feeling pain too much at night why

  • thando says:

    pregnant on 16 July 2017 when to expect my baby

  • nana says:

    pregnant on 21 August, when should I expect the baby?

  • Pauline says:

    I am eight months pregnant but highly puppy

  • Faith kerubo says:

    pregnant on 7 january 2018 what month will i expect a baby?

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