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Third Quarter of Pregnancy

Month 7

The baby weighs about two and a half pounds in the beginning of this month and is viable to be born, though still very premature. Finger prints are set and all organs are more or less fully formed. Fingernails form to cover the finger tips. By the end of the month, the weight doubles and the shape of the baby may be felt through the abdomen. The movements of the baby decrease due to its large size, but it can still kick. The mother may be off balance more often due to the increase in weight. She may feel false contractions called 'Braxton Hicks'. These should be brought to the doctor's notice if they are more than five within an hour. The breasts and abdomen may develop stretch marks and may start itching. Massage may help to provide some relief.


  • Antenatal classes starts now

  • Start shopping for baby

  • May have blood test for anemia

  • Week 27 last weeks to travel by air without note from doctor



Month 8

This month, the baby is fully formed now and is only undergoing cosmetic changes. The langue begins to reduce and the baby changes position to head down, ready to be born. If the baby does not change position, then there may be difficulty during birth. The baby in a position with legs down is called a breach baby. The mother may feel the urge to urinate frequently. There may be trouble breathing at times when the baby pushes upwards. She may tire easily and may need to rest for longer periods.


  • Start planning what to pack for your labour

  • Start practicing labour positions with your partner



Month 9

This month, the baby is in a perfect condition to be born. The lungs are able to sustain breathing on their own. Fat layers will regulate the baby's body temperature when baby is born. Baby immune system is also geared up to fight against infections. The mother is also psychologically ready to go into lab-our. The difficulty in breathing may ease due to the baby's movement downwards. However, urination may increase due to the increased pressure on the bladder. The mother may have to rest very often, and baby should not push too hard.


  • Have basic baby things

  • Buy nursing bra

  • Start writing birth plan

  • Stock up on food shopping

  • Make sure your partner knows their way to the hospital or birthing unit.


Warning: All the tips given here is for information purpose only. For more detail, please consult your doctor. try to give useful and best tips only, however is not responsible for sideeffects due to any given tips. 
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