Baby stretches himself, the heart beats 120-150 beats per minute. Baby’s pupils will react to light – wider in the dark but narrower in light. While the baby sleeps, he or she dreams and enters the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. Amount of amniotic fluid is no longer increasing. Baby’s movements are becoming more acutely felt.
It may become hard to stand for long periods as the enlarging uterus compresses major blood vessels. Even when lying on Your back, You may feel dizzy. Chances are that you feel fetal stretching, his or her leg or other body parts. Your body weight is increasing faster now (about 0.5kg per week), and the belly is really round. Do not try to fight with the increase of Your weight as the growing child needs energy right now.
- Eat oily fish or take omega-3 fish oil supplements.
- Rest as much as possible.
- If possible, find a close person whom to call if your support person (spouse, partner or other) is not available and childbirth begins.
- Pack Your hospital bag.