Height - 50-51 cm, the weight of a born child ranges from 2900 to 5000 grams.
Your pregnancy is considered full term. Childbirth can begin any minute.
Usually, twins are born at 37-38 weeks, and those who have not had their first pregnancy give birth earlier. According to statistics, every third woman gives birth at 37 weeks, and at 40-42 weeks, a minority gives birth!
All systems and organs of the baby are functioning correctly and are ready for extrauterine existence. The baby's head is usually located at the entrance to the small pelvis. Thus, he prepared for the birth.
The kid is mainly busy only with getting fat. The weight indicators are completely different. On average, the baby weighs 3000-3300 grams after giving birth. But babies are born both "thinner" and "denser". Heroes reach a weight of 4500-5000 grams.
The brain continues to improve - the left and right hemispheres of the brain work actively and synchronously, myelin accumulates, which makes it possible to quickly drive nerve impulses. The body's immune system is working and the baby will appear in our world already completely protected in order to successfully survive adaptation.
The baby's skin became even and smooth, almost completely without wrinkles. Boys' testicles are descended into the scrotum, and the original feces - meconium - are accumulated in the intestines.
By 40-42 weeks, the amniotic fluid begins to age, so if you have not yet given birth, it is imperative to do additional examinations in order to prevent oxygen starvation or infection of the baby.
In his last days in the womb, the child blinks, sucks his fingers, breathes, turns his head, plays with fists and heels. He is completely ready to be born, perhaps there are only a few hours left before your meeting.
Congratulations, you carried the baby! Now you can take a little break to prepare for the difficult labor process. Your weight gain in the last month is 14-15 kg. A week or two before giving birth, the weight stabilizes, you stop gaining your pounds, you may even lose a little weight.
At about 37-38 weeks, the stomach drops. Place your palm in the depression between your chest and belly. If it fits there freely, the belly has dropped and there are only a few days left before your birth.
Other signs of impending labor:
- exacerbation of pain in the spine, pelvic and lumbar region;
- the appearance of a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen;
- a change in mom's mood, an impatient expectation of childbirth replaces previous fears and fears;
- some decrease in appetite and weight.
Signs that indicate that the process of childbirth has already begun:
1) the exit of the mucous plug.
2) bloody daubs.
4) outpouring of water (but before the onset of labor, this is not observed in every woman). The waters should be transparent, the greenish color of the waters due to meconium may not be a very favorable sign, be sure to warn your doctor.
5) the beginning of the contractions. These pains should be regular, interval, and increasing. You should try to note their duration and the pauses between them.
If your water has receded and (or) labor has begun, get ready to go to the hospital (call your husband by car, taxi or ambulance), call your doctor and check again the necessary documents (passport, compulsory medical insurance policy, birth certificate, exchange, agreement with the hospital or a paid labor insurance company, if you contracted one).
You've probably already read a ton of literature on how childbirth proceeds. Just in case, let's briefly recap. Childbirth takes place in three stages.
The first stage is the dilatation of the cervix. Typically, for those who give birth for the first time, the first stage takes 10-12 hours, and for multiparous 6-8 hours. During this time, the cervix will open 7-10 cm, which will allow the baby's head to be born. The opening is accompanied by contractions, which become more painful each time.
In order to endure this pain, modern medicine can offer you epidural anesthesia (at least 2 cm at the opening). It is considered safe for the baby and mother, but you should discuss the possibility of its use with your doctor in advance. Pain from contractions can also be relieved by special non-drug methods (proper breathing, massage, use of a shower-bath, etc.)
The second stage of labor is the birth of the head and ejection of the baby. When the cervix is fully dilated, the baby's head is born. The contractions become stronger and more painful, but you will already be allowed to push, help the baby squeeze through the birth canal. Compared to the first stage of labor, the attempts are relatively short-lived (from 10 minutes to an hour).
After the birth of the head, it will remain to be patient quite a bit, after a few minutes and the attempts of the baby are selected into the white light entirely. His nose and mouth are cleaned, he utters the first cry and finds himself on his mother's tummy, where he will be allowed to kiss his chest for the first time.
The third stage of labor is the birth of the placenta. This happens completely painlessly, most women in labor do not even notice what happens to them after the birth of the baby. And at this time, the uterus pushes out the placenta, the doctors examine you, sew it up, if there are ruptures, check if there are any remnants of the placenta in the uterus.
The birth is over! You are now a mom.
9 month - 10 month - Childbirth