It is Monday. And we are getting closer to the end of my week by week pregnancy guide. Which means we are getting closer to delivery time! If you want to catch up with previous weeks, scroll to the bottom.
I am sorry to say this is one of the most uneventful weeks of pregnancy. The same stuff that you have been feeling and dealing with are still around, but nothing new is happening.
You may experience some sudden weight gain. Don’t worry, it just so happens your baby gains the most weight during these final months. I think it is because we were not meant to carry that much weight the entire time, so the longer before it has to come in, the less we have to support it. But I am not a doctor, so honestly I have no medical back up for my theory.
Even though it is terribly uncomfortable, and most women don’t do this, it is important to mention that at this point you should not lay on your back for extended periods of time, or at all. In doing so you can inadvertently compress the vena cava, which results in dizziness, nausea, and a possible reduction in blood flow to the placenta. I was the most comfortable laying on my left side, thus taking the pressure off the vena cava, the baby, my legs, and my back. Try to find a position that works for you and is not detrimental to your health and baby.
By now your baby is probably kicking and boxing like a champion. He may even stretching. Ouch! Ducky loved to stretch, and it always made me wince. However, as much as it could hurt at times, I always loved feeling my baby move around inside.
What has been your favorite part about pregnancy so far?
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