7 Months Pregnant – Belly, Diet & Health Care

7 Month Pregnant

The seventh month of pregnancy is from week 26 up to 30 weeks. It’s a time of serenity. All the main tests and examinations necessary for the future mother are taken. You already got used to your condition, learned how to manage your belly and the new dimensions of the body. Now let’s prepare for the birth. Despite the fact you’re 7 months pregnant, there’s not so much time left before you meet your dearest person.

Maternity leave

If you’re still working, write an application for maternity leave. Let the management know 3 weeks beforehand about your leave. And if your current job requires your standing every day for a few hours you should change your occupation right now. Anyway in the seventh month of pregnancy sit with your legs flat, putting them on a chair or an ottoman during your lunch hour. Get more rest and go to bed as early as possible at home.

Expectant mother’s health

7 months pregnant weight gainBy the seventh month of pregnancy, there can be fat deposits on your stomach, hips, and buttocks. Approximate weight gain by the 28th week is 20 pounds. The veins on your breasts become clearer.

The third trimester of pregnancy is characterized by the following indispositions:

  • Frequent heartburn, upset stomach, spasms in the stomach.
  • Breathing difficulties. Because of rapid metabolism, you’ll feel hot not only during warm weather but also when it’s cold. Your perspiration increases.
  • In the seventh month of pregnancy, you may develop anemia.
  • It’s not inconceivable that oblong red spots appear on your abdomen.
  • As a rule, the weak uterine contractions (or false contractions) start. They are usually painless.
  • You may have really vivid dreams about your baby or the childbirth. These dreams are usually caused by uncomfortable position during sleep or your baby’s movements.

Sex

If the danger of premature birth arises you should abstain from sexual intercourse till the end of pregnancy. If there are no medical contraindications against sexual life you should use a condom to diminish the risk of intrauterine infection.

What to expect, when you’re 7 months pregnant?

Insomnia

Another problem you may encounter in the seventh month of pregnancy is insomnia. Sometimes it happens that you have difficulties falling asleep, though you slept literally whenever possible before. Insomnia during pregnancy is exhausting for you, but it can be dealt with. The main thing is to calm down.

Swellings

To prevent swellings try to slake your thirst with small amounts of liquid. Drink not more than one glass of water at a time. As a preventive measure, it is also beneficial to walk barefoot on grass or sand – it is stimulating important areas on your feet and strengthening the vessel walls.

Increased perspiration

With the increased perspiration it is necessary for you to outright refuse wearing outfits made of synthetic fabrics, and wear only cotton clothes. You’d better not use antiperspirants, but simple deodorants based on natural substances will do you good.

Diet

According to the data derived from research, the lack of zinc in the organism can negatively influence the course of pregnancy. So see to it that in the seventh month of pregnancy there are products containing this element: raspberries, blackcurrant, dates, saltwater fish, lean beef and beef liver, chicken, milk, eggs, beet, celery, leek, tomatoes, potatoes, cereals, garlic, nuts, haricot beans, lens, green tea, yeast. And take it into account that the richest source of zinc is wheat bran.

At the doctor’s

7 months pregnant hospitalizationIf everything is alright and there are no complications, since the seventh month of pregnancy you should visit maternity welfare center twice per month. Conscientiously follow your doctor’s orders and pass all the tests in time.

Don’t refuse hospitalization if the doctor offers you to go into the hospital for the sake of continuation of the pregnancy. The continuation of the pregnancy may become necessary if there is the functional insufficiency of cervical pressure (the condition when cervical dilatation is premature) or there is so called “uterine sensitivity” which is characterized by premature contractions.

In the seventh month of pregnancy, the expectant mother needs to pass the ultrasound examination to exclude placental presentation (when the afterbirth is situated too low, above the internal orifice of the cervix of the uterus). Sometimes future mothers don’t suspect anything about placental presentation until the bleeding in the third trimester comes. With placental presentation strict bed rest helps to prevent premature birth. And in some cases, the ultrasound examination enables to reveal flaws in the development of the fetus in time and correct them before the birth.

Consult the doctor if:

  • You feel pain and pressure in your lower back or the nature of the pain in that area has changed;
  • You feel pain or compression in your pelvis which spread on your lower back and thighs;
  • The discharge (especially pink and reddish, or brown) appear.

The fetus’s development

The baby becomes active and you clearly feel its movements. The key stage of the brain’s development is coming. The 7-month-old baby can now feel pain almost as well as a full-term carried child. If the birth begins now the baby will live. Though the lungs are still underdeveloped. The skin is red and wrinkled yet, but there is adipose tissue gradually forming under it. Now there are even more taste buds on the baby’s tongue than after the birth, what allows the baby to distinguish even the most subtle shades of taste. It begins training its gastrointestinal tract and that’s why it swallows amniotic fluids.

The length of the fetus is about 15.7 inches. The weight of the fetus is approximately 2.9 pounds.

7 Months Pregnant Belly Pictures

Check out what the bellies look like in the seventh month of pregnancy.

7 Months Pregnant Ultrasound

24-26 weeks of pregnancy – optimal time for the ultrasound (all organs are visible, 3D scan is possible).

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56 Comments

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    I just found out i was pregnant at 6 mos now im 7mos havent had prenatal care ! My appt is in 2 wks an I’m 41 yrs old whats the risks of my pregnacy

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      Hello I am going through the same thing !!!! I was getting negative tests so I thought I wasn’t preg. I found out by feeling the baby move in my tummy. Let me know if you get any info I’m worried.

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    I want to know if a back is kicking in my kidney .what part of the body is cause I have 7months +2weeks+days I will be happy if I get my answer /reply please cause is playing like he or she want to come out .

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    Hi Im 7 months pregnant and its my first pregnancy, i would like to know why my lower body is getting more heavier?? is it normal??

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    hey, am 25 weeks of pregnancy,…my baby kicks after we’ve had sex, & after eating something,….why is it like this…is my baby safe…i feel like quitting sex..!

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      Hi i am 7 month pregnant … Give me some tips for the growth of child …my weight is not increasing so much….

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        oh you poor brain dead moron!! there is NO SUCH THING AS GOD! and NATURE sperm and egg make babies! not your god. if that was the case then we women WOULD NOT NEED A MAN TO FALL PREGNANT!

        If you don’t want your FETUS, then birth and give it to the hospital, sign over rights and walk away.

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    My wife is about 7 months pregnant but the problem is that she has TB and on drugs.She has been in the Hospital several times and still feels pain.Does the TB drugs has side effects?Will the Baby be born free of TB?Can the Baby be removed at the 7 months to save her from getting thinner and pain?

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      Hello!
      Of course, TB is a serious health problem and the drugs can have side-effects. However, you should trust the doctors – they know what they are doing and take into consideration the specific condition your wife is in. She is 7 months pregnant, that means there is a good chance your baby will be perfectly healthy.

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    pls I need to understand why my case is different from others I’m 7months pregnant not adding much though just weight myself and is 73kg ..on my way coming bk from school yesterday couldnt walk easily get tired feel like fainting..today my left side ribs pains a lot like a back pain..sleeps a lot in d day but can’t in d night..pls I need answers cos I’m not having sex either for d past 3months.

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    i am 27yrs old. native american. i live in albuquerque, NM. All my life i lived out on the hard, sad, mean, and ugly streets of the Duke City. Abusing Alcohol and Drugs (mainly Heroin and Meth). I do have a boyfriend, Francisco (Babydaddy), we been together going on 12 years now! And now, God has blessed US two with a babygirl! it took me going to Jail, to take care of a petty, old, shoplifting Warrant, to find out about this little miracle that now lives inside of me. 🙂 From what all the nice and caring doctors have been telling me, my babygirl looks fine. has a fine heartbeat and looks pretty damn normal to everybody. 🙂 i thought i would share just a little about who i am and where i come from and that God is REAL and to never give up on anything that you think is IMpossible. thank you for taking the time to read this… Bye! -Nicole A. Marion

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    Please my wife is 7months,for the past 4 days the baby’s movement reduced, the baby hardly move as before, she hardly sleep both in the day and night, she’s worried, the baby now move slowly like once a day

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    Now Iam in 7 mnth on 6 month scanng all are good Iam 42 kgs only is there any prblm??? But doctor said everything is good…. But dnt know some tension for about my baby… please suggest me some suggestions to do for nrmal delivery!! What are the things I have to do for nrmal delivery… Please?

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    Hello everyone I am 29weeks 4days pregnant and I feel serious pain inside my vagina like the baby wants to come out have visited my genealogist and done series of test and ultrasound which all came out fine what then is wrong with me please I need a serious and urgent medical advice. Thanks and God bless everyone of us and am wishing everyone a safe delivery

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    Am 7 months pregnant.. my TIFFA scan report told that my baby is having bilateral pielectasis..I consulted my doctor he advised me that its common and it will cure itself by 9th month.. Still am worried what is this about and also my baby bump is not showing up.. Until I say am pregnant nobody can notice it.. Is that a problem??

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    Hi I’m Mary Jane I’m seven months pregnant and my stomach still flat and when I use pregnancy test results come up negative so now I’m not going to any clinics or doctors but i wish to see ultra sound scan . What should i do but I have all the symptoms of seven months pregnant women and i see my periods every month but only two days help….

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    Am 7 month pregnant, my baby down as not come down what are the thing i can do, please i need your advise with immediate effect thanks.

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    Hi am 7 months pregnant and my husband 2ants sex every time , am worried that I have a high risk pregnancy,I bleed twice n went to the doctor where they told me that I need to be careful about everything.Another thing that’s worrying me is that I was diagnosed with HIV n have Tb in my side brain n also m diabetic…am I not in a risk of infecting my unborn baby about these cz am not taking my treatment very well due to my demanding studies and I have no one to fetch my meds for me and if I get any day off I get in trouble.

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      Hi!
      Your situation is very complicated. First of all, at 7 months you should most definitely be on a leave. With such a bunch of health problems you should listen to your doc and follow all their recommendations, including being careful about sex.

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    Hello dear, evening. I am in my late 6 months pregnancy and sine Sunday i see spotting of blood after urinating. Is my baby OK cos am really not comfortable. Is my first baby. Thanks

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      Hello!
      Vaginal bleeding is not a good sign at any pregnancy term. You’ll have to consult your healthcare provider to find out what’s the matter.

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    I am almost 7 months pregnant, I find it hard to bend to pick up something, is d baby’s head down or what? I have not been having sex at all with my husband, hop no issue?

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      Hello,
      Simply the size of your pregnant belly can make it hard to bend to pick up something. This is a common issue of every pregnant woman.

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    My name is Lerato I’m 24 years my pregnancy keeps showing negative results but I feel the baby inside I’m what might the problem

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    Hi my wife is 7 months pregnant and her bally looks very small and it is not growing. Is it normal? But she always feeling the something moving day and night. Sometimes I even denied her of been pregnant. But we went to see a doctor and they said it OK she is pregnant. But from what I see her bally is too small to believe could this be true?

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      Hi Samson,

      If your doctor says that everything is fine, everything should probably indeed be fine. If you are still worried, consult another doctor.

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