How many weeks is 9 months in pregnancy, the 9th month of pregnancy is the 35-40th weeks.
What to Expect After a Planned Check-Up Being 9 Months Pregnant
When you are 36 weeks pregnant, you will have to see your doctor quite often – once a week. This is because you are to deliver very soon, and there is a need to constantly monitor various aspects of both your and your baby health status in order to reduce the risk of complications in the process of labour. The doctor will prescribe the required tests (depends on your pregnancy) and studies to evaluate your health status, which is very important for the baby’s well-being.
The doctor will measure your blood pressure, at this term, it may be slightly increased, if you feel ok, this should not bother you. He will also weigh you to track the trend of your weight gain. You will have to make tests on sugar levels in blood and urine. In addition, at each visit, the doctor should check the fundal height, the size and position of the baby, control the cervical dilation.
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Feeling in Bally
Consult a specialist regarding different symptoms of the onset of labour. At this term, when your body is ready to deliver the baby, you can experience the so-called harbingers of birth. They may appear one at a time or all at once. Symptoms are individual for each woman. Thus, you should know all possible reactions of your body in order not to miss the main symptoms.
Very often, there is an abrupt change in emotional state, although such changes are quite common for women throughout the pregnancy. You can have transparent or yellowish fluid leaking from nipples (colostrum), but this can occur after the birth as well.
You can experience painful spasms more often – it is a sort of training before the delivery. Breathing may become easier, as the baby has gone down in the pelvis and stopped pressing the lungs. Another harbinger is the baby’s behavior – he may become more active trying to get more oxygen supplied by the blood. You may also have constipation and bloating, heartburn and other gastrointestinal dysfunctions. The discharge may become more thick and profuse and include blood particles. Another sign is increased bleeding gums and frequent nosebleeds.
You may become very emotional. It is caused by both hormonal activity, and certain fears and worries in the run-up to the upcoming event. You can experience a relief thinking that it will be over soon and at the same time want to enjoy this marvelous state a little bit longer. You will be thinking of your baby, the upcoming birth and the future life that will change drastically.
Starting with the 36th week and up to the delivery that may begin at any time, the baby is located head down against the birth canal and is gradually descending into the pelvis. The respiratory system is fully formed, which means that your baby can breathe on his own. You baby weighs around 3 kg and is about 50 cm long, however these figures may vary on the baby. You can feel that the baby has little room inside and is becoming less active, which is quite normal for 9 month.
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Tests in the Ninth Month of Pregnancy
As we have mentioned above, you will have to visit your doctor quite often. You should not ignore your doctor's recommendations, prescribed tests and studies.
Remember that identifying any problems and complications in a timely manner makes it possible to eliminate them without harming both you and your baby.
Therefore, the 9 month of the pregnancy involves conducting compulsory studies and tests:
- determine the nature and frequency of spasms, if there are any;
- measure the cervical dilation;
- detect varicose veins on the extremities;
- check whether legs and arms are swollen;
- check the stability of the baby’s heartbeat;
- identify the location of the baby down in the pelvis to predict the onset of contractions.
All these indicators and studies help you monitor both your health and the well-being of the fetus, as well as learn how soon you are due to give birth.