Awesome week ahead
Your baby, who is the size of a pineapple, can now distinguish through day and night. As for you, mum, with everything that's going on, now is the perfect time to pamper yourself.
Your Baby's Development
In this week by week pregnancy guide, you'll learn that:
- Your baby can now differentiate between day and night as the light passes through the thin uterine wall.
- He will be closing and opening his eyes during sleeping and waking up times.
- He has developed an immune system of his own.
- He has also learnt how to breathe now.
- His bones are hardening.
- He is also undergoing some major brain development.
- Since your metabolic rate has reached its peak, you will be left feeling overheated all the time.
- Sleep has become elusive with the hormonal rush, regular trips to the bathroom, leg cramps, and heartburn.
- Headaches and feeling anxious all the time will become a common affair.
- You will start experiencing strong foetal movements inside the womb.
- Your nails will become brittle because of hormonal activities.
- If your belly starts hurting when you change positions on bed, it might be because of the round ligament pain. This is described as a sharp or jabbing pain usually in the belly or groin area that is, unfortunately, common during pregnancy.
- Shortness of breath will become routine.
- You may feel clumsy and become forgetful of even the smallest things.
- Avoid exercising and eating close to your bedtime.
- While exercising, you must not indulge in anything strenuous.
- Ensure that you stick to healthy eating.
- Keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least eight to 10 glasses of water every day. Avoid aerated drinks.
- To ease down anxiety, pamper yourself with a warm bath.
- Drink a warm cup of milk before sleeping and listen to your favourite soundtrack to help you soothe down.
- If you are planning on cord blood banking, sign up for it now.
You might start to get anxious about the delivery. Pamper yourself with a warm bath and relax. You can also try to drink a warm cup of milk before sleeping to help soothe you down.
If you're planning on banking your baby's cord blood, you should sign up for it now.
Do research on breastfeeding to be fully prepared for post-birth. Try attending a breastfeeding class or watch an instructional video. Most women agree that preparation contributed to having steady amount of milk supplies.