Just 10 more weeks before you can hold your bundle of joy! Until then, here’s what you can expect and do to prepare for your new arrival.
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You may find yourself feeling tired more easily now, especially if you are already facing difficulty falling asleep at night. Your baby bump will get bigger this week, and you will put on weight around your breasts, abdomen, thighs, and on the rest of your body too. You may begin to experience backaches as your bump grows and your posture changes. You are likely to have mood swings, though you may already have experienced these in your first few months of pregnancy. Your feet may grow a little bigger and you may find your shoes tighter in the coming weeks.
Your baby’s eyes have developed further, so much so, that they can now follow a source of light. The hands have developed and the fingernails are growing. The head and body have begun to look like what they will at birth. Your baby’s eyesight will continue to develop after he or she is born.
15.7 inches, or the size of a zucchini.
If you have certain medical conditions such as anaemia, a low-lying placenta, hypertension, gestational diabetes, or something else, listen to your doctor and follow his or her instructions fastidiously. This is a crucial phase of your pregnancy and following the instructions of your doctors is important for your health, as well as that of your baby. Pay attention to safety when you travel. Make sure you have your seat belt on securely when you travel by car; pass the lower strap below your belly and not on or across it.
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Request rickshaw and taxi drivers to drive slowly over potholes and speed breakers, as jerks may give you a backache. Avoid travelling pillion on a two-wheeler, if possible, in the last few months of your pregnancy.
Avoid long journeys by road in a car, bus or rickshaw after week 30, as you may find them uncomfortable. If you plan to travel by air, check with your doctor and airline before booking your tickets.
If you commute to work using public transport, be sure to avoid rush hour. Alternatively, request your manager to adjust your timings or allow you to work from home.
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If your partner has been asked to take bed rest or avoid certain activities, step in and take the lead. Consider ways to make your partner’s commute to work easier. Arrange for a cab, or if you work close by, drop her off on the way.
Try not to arrange long trips by road, and if you have to, make sure you arrange to stop every 2-3 hours.
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