Entering the uisa of 9 months of pregnancy, pregnant women often feel gold waiting for the birth of a baby who just counts the days. This is indeed a natural action, especially for those of you prospective mothers who are just waiting for the presence of their baby. It’s just that, you shouldn’t worry too much about this and make you continue to be overwhelmed with it. Overthinking these things may make you uncomfortable, stressed out and even depressed. It is feared that this condition will disrupt your activities and interfere with the preparation for childbirth.
In addition, it should be noted that only 5 percent of babies were born on the predicted date. So, you should stay calm if your little one hasn’t been born yet or is born sooner than the expected date.
At the age of 9 months of pregnancy, embryo growth in the womb you have reached the perfect stage and she is now ready to be born into the world. Meanwhile, since the age of 8 months of pregnancy, you should start preparing and be prepared so that you can immediately go to the maternity hospital when contractions become more intense and regular.
How Does the Fetus Grow?
At the 9th month or around week 37, your little one’s weight is now bigger, which is around 2.8 kilograms. While the length of his body is now around 48.6 cm. Labor that occurs at this age is considered old enough because the development of the baby has entered a perfect period. Meanwhile, in the development of the last few weeks of pregnancy, the development of the baby can be seen from the following explanations.
Pregnant Week 37
If this is your first pregnancy, then at this age generally the baby’s coconut in your womb is already in the pelvic opening and supported by the pelvis. However, if this pregnancy is the umpteenth time, it is possible that your baby’s head hasn’t come down to this one.
Most of the babies’ heads at this week’s age are already full with about 3.5 cm long. However, there are also some others who don’t have hair or their hair doesn’t grow though.
Meanwhile, some of the lanugo or fine hair that surrounds the baby has been lost, and the baby will be stored in his intestine. Later this material will be released by the baby through his first feces when he is born into the world. Where this is called meconium.
Week 38 Pregnant
- The second week of your pregnancy in the last month makes your baby’s weight in the uterus more and more developed. Likewise with your little one’s body length, which continues to increase every time.
- Now all the organs of his body have grown perfectly and are in their proper place. The lungs in this development are the organs that reach maturity the latest. However, there is no need to worry that along with the development and age this organ will be able to develop properly.
Pregnant Week 39
- Your baby can be born any time this week with an estimated weight of 3 kg. Meanwhile, the body length has reached approximately 50 cm.
- The vernix caseosa layer that has been protecting the baby’s skin in the jaw has started to decay and makes the liquid ketubah which was previously clear turned cloudier.
- The hair growth on his head or hair is now getting thicker. Likewise with the nails that have grown longer.
- In general, doctors will begin to provide the option of waiting for about two more weeks if your baby has not yet been born on the expected date.
Pregnant Week 40
- By the last week of the 9th month most of the babies had been born. It’s just that if your baby hasn’t just been born, you don’t need to worry because this condition is normal as long as there is no disturbance in your womb.
- Your baby is now able to master the skills he needs to survive outside the womb. He also began to suck his thumb frequently, just as he would later find his mother’s breast to be able to suckle.
- Your body will continue to produce amniotic fluid even in small amounts until your little one is born into the world. For that, it is very important for you to meet the needs of fluids in the body properly.
Changes that occur in the body of a pregnant woman
In this last trimester, your weight may only increase slightly compared to the previous gestational age. Meanwhile, the supply of amniotic fluid in your uterus will decrease since 37 weeks of gestation. Also, it is at this time of your pregnancy that you may begin to feel false contractions. The body will prepare for labor with the cervix starting to stretch and release mucus. During pregnancy this mucus will cover the birth canal to prevent the entry of bacteria into this area, so that the discharge of mucus can be a sign that labor will occur in the near future.
Meanwhile, for those of you who have been following pregnancy exercises, the 37th week of pregnancy is your last period. After that week you are advised to start preparing for delivery. When you come home from the skait house, make sure that your house is ready to welcome your little one with clothes and baby equipment in order and ready.
What Should Be Checked?
- Normally within two hours you will feel at least two baby movements. If you don’t feel the movement in two hours, please wait a while. If after waiting there is still no movement you can feel, immediately have the condition checked by a doctor to confirm your current condition.
- In general, most women will give birth between 38 and 42 weeks of gestation. However, at 41 weeks pregnant, the doctor will usually decide whether the mother needs other measures or is still allowed to wait.
- Physical changes will be increasingly experienced by pregnant women in the final trimester. Some signs that were quite torturous at the beginning of pregnancy will probably come back. At this time, swelling of the body is a common condition experienced by pregnant women. However, if you feel excessive swelling in certain parts of the body, such as the hands, face or legs. So you should be aware of this code and immediately consult this problem with a doctor. Because this condition can be a sign of pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), toxemia and preeclampsia.
- In addition, other conditions that need to be watched out for are gestational diabetes, anemia and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) or also known as stunted fetal growth. All of these conditions can be monitored by always checking your health condition with your doctor.
Those are some things that can be conveyed from the development of a 9 month old fetus. Hopefully it can be useful and provide the information you need.