Welcome to the third trimester! The big day is approaching! You must have returned to your normal routines by now. But have enough rest while you experience more. During pregnancy, hormones in your body will change and affect your stamina as well as health. The good news is your baby keeps growing rapidly in your tummy! Let's find out what's going on with your body and your child's development.
During the 7th month of pregnancy, you have to take care of your health to prevent even the slightest problem such as cramps and swelling, which could significantly affect your pregnancy. As you are gaining weight, your muscles get tired from supporting the extra weight easily. Your blood vessels will also be pressed against your growing womb and with the increased water volume, cramps may come at any time, regardless of day or night. If it happens at night, that cuts down on the amount of sleep you get – and rest is very important for you and your little one.
The following tips could be very helpful, as you continue with your normal routine:
- Do not force yourself to work. Take a rest as often as possible.
- Find the best sleeping and sitting position for you.
- Consume food rich in calcium, such as milk.
- Drink enough water – 8 glasses per day.
- Most importantly, don't panic when you have cramps. Staying calm keeps your baby calm too.
Anaemia is also common during the seventh month of pregnancy. Anaemia is caused by an insufficient production of red blood cells to distribute oxygen to all parts of the body. According to Dr. Santoso Karo Karo, SpJP MPH (K), the main cause of this is nausea, dizziness and fatigue that's normally suffered by pregnant women. That's why it's so important that you get enough rest to help produce more blood than a normal person.
The tremendous growth of your child will leave you and your husband in awe! Your child is now 1 kg and 25 cm in length, their eyes are open now, and they can even recognise your voices too, so be sure to speak and sing to your child more often! You can even introduce your little one to other family members now!
But be sure to remember: Anaemia may affect your child's body and brain cell development, which could result in premature and underweight births. As a pre-emptive measure, get enough foods that are rich in iron, which can be found in abundance in Frisomum Gold. Other than iron, Frisomum Gold is also rich in folic acid, calcium and fibre, all of which are required by pregnant women.
Whatever it is, don't worry. You just keep looking after yourself and looking forward to holding your little one in your arms – in just two more months!