Pregnancy advice month by month: 9 months of pregnancy

That's it, you are 9 months pregnant ! The adventure is coming to an end and you will soon meet your baby. The ninth month of pregnancy is between the thirty-seventh and forty-first weeks of amenorrhea (SA) and the thirty-fifth and thirty-ninth weeks of pregnancy (SG). The end of the 9th month of pregnancy marks the end of the third trimester and quite simply the end of your pregnancy! In this article, we present our anti-stretch mark products for the end of pregnancy .

Summary :

  • Important events at 9 months of pregnancy
  • What body changes for the mother-to-be at 9 months of pregnancy?
  • The anti-stretch mark routine during the ninth month of pregnancy
  • Baby development at 9 months of pregnancy

Important events at 9 months of pregnancy

Fatigue, pain, apprehension, happiness, doubts, impatience, etc. The ninth month of pregnancy is a month full of twists and turns for future parents!

What exams during the 9th month of pregnancy?

Are you 9 months pregnant? The time has come for your seventh mandatory prenatal exam , it will be the last before meeting your little angel! Your practitioner will check the baby's position to ensure that he is head down and perform some calculations:

  • Width of your pelvis
  • Flexibility of your fabrics
  • Baby volume

These measures are taken to be sure that a natural birth is possible. If doubts arise, you may be asked to take x-rays.

Your practitioner will explain the delivery process to you one last time (natural route, planned cesarean section, emergency cesarean section). You will also need to make an appointment with an anesthesiologist even if you do not want to have an epidural. Indeed, this assessment allows doctors to be able to intervene quickly in the event of a problem during childbirth and to administer general anesthesia, for example.

What are the signs to know that labor has started?

Although the signs of childbirth are different for all women, a few signs are unmistakable:

  • intense and close contractions (around 5 or 6 per hour)
  • the loss of the mucous plug (it protects the uterus from all possible infections during pregnancy and can fall off little by little or all at once. If this phenomenon is not accompanied by other symptoms, it is rather harmless).
  • loss of water
  • pain in the lower back
  • brown or pink discharge accompanied by contractions .

If you have the slightest doubt, you can call your midwife or the hospital where you are due to give birth. In addition, they will be able to guide you and give you advice to relieve pain while waiting for labor to actually begin.

A birth suitcase ready

We told you about it in our follow-up of the 8th month of pregnancy, the birth (or maternity) suitcase is not easy to pack. To help you, we have prepared a small list for you!

For your baby:

  • a few bodysuits (at least 2/day)
  • a few pajamas (1/day)
  • little vests
  • a hat and socks
  • a sleeping bag
  • bibs
  • a bath cape
  • a blanket, a cuddly toy, a pacifier, etc.
  • a set of toiletries, think of the Essential Baby Care Box from Laboratoires Téane
  • layers.

For the mother-to-be:

  • the medical file (blood group card, pregnancy exams, vital card, etc.)
  • comfortable clothes
  • slippers
  • shower towels
  • menstrual panties or sanitary protection
  • comfortable or nursing underwear
  • a bag of dirty laundry
  • products for the face and body: moisturizing cream, shower gel, shampoos, anti-stretch mark treatments, etc.
  • something to keep you busy (books, tablet, charger, etc.)

For the other parent:

  • things to snack/drink, the wait can be long!
  • enough to document the birth to have memories
  • something to occupy yourself with.

If you already have children, remember to plan for their care for the day of delivery and help for the days that follow!

Either way, stock your fridge and freezer with food. Find quick, balanced and nourishing meals!

What body changes for the mother-to-be at 9 months of pregnancy?

Concretely, we keep the same symptoms as during the last two months but more intense! Your stomach is rather heavy today, you are retaining water in your legs, your mood is very changeable (thanks to the hormones!), you sleep poorly at night because of your stomach which is tight and gaining weight. place,… You only have one thing to look forward to: giving birth!

Moreover, we consider that at 39 SG (41 weeks) the baby is as big as a watermelon . We understand better the difficulty in moving and back pain!

A body preparing to give birth at 9 months of pregnancy

During this last month of pregnancy, your body continues to prepare for childbirth . Your cervix works, your muscles tense, your bones move apart to enlarge your pelvis to allow your baby to pass. It's not easy for you. You are 9 months pregnant , remember to lie down and rest, doing as little as possible and adding as much quiet time and naps as possible!

All this body preparation can lead to minor bleeding . If they do not intensify or are not accompanied by severe pain, no problem. On the other hand, if you are in pain and losing a lot of blood, go directly to the maternity ward. Every small abnormal sign must be checked at the end of pregnancy. Do not hesitate to call or come if you are worried.

In any case, don't be afraid and trust yourself. You have successfully carried a baby to term and your body knows how to give life. Listen to yourself, listen to him and everything will be fine!

The anti-stretch mark routine during the ninth month of pregnancy

anti stretch mark cream

First Treatment Stretch Mark Cream


anti stretch mark oil

Generous Soothing Oil



It's the home stretch... your skin deserves your full attention. The most effective way to prevent stretch marks is prevention through massage, through appropriate care with proven effectiveness from the start of pregnancy until several weeks after delivery. Stretch marks are not only caused by sudden stretching of the skin during pregnancy. Indeed, hormonal upheavals degrade the quality of the skin. Weakened by this disorganization, the skin cracks. After giving birth, your body experiences strong hormonal variations. Understand that it is very important to continue applying specific anti-stretch mark cream, even after pregnancy!

The anti-stretch mark routine is composed of the First Care Stretch Mark Cream and the Generous Soothing Oil . Find the different steps below:

  • 1: take a dab of Stretch Mark First Care Cream
  • 2: add a few drops of Generous Soothing Oil in the palm of your hand
  • 3: mix the cream and oil
  • 4: Apply this mixture to all areas prone to stretch marks

Continue applying the First Care Stretch Mark Cream for several weeks after giving birth. This cream is compatible with pregnancy, so you can apply it to your skin and especially to the chest.

Have stretch marks appeared?

More than 1 in 2 women have stretch marks during pregnancy. Is this your case? Do not panic. Even though these marks may be perceived as unsightly, they have no impact on your health or that of your baby. They are the result of stretched skin and a hormonal upheaval that has weakened your skin since the start of pregnancy.

Our SOS Stretch Marks Balm repairs and reduces recently established stretch marks . You will appreciate its sweet and light scent of natural origin. This certified organic treatment is formulated with Centella Asiatica, recognized for its restorative and restructuring properties. By combining it with Cassia Alata, tests have shown exceptional synergy in repairing stretch marks. This discovery was patented by Laboratoires Téane. This treatment also contains other natural active ingredients such as shea butter, aloe vera and avocado oil.

To have up to -80% reduction in stretch marks , use our SOS Stretch Marks Balm morning and evening for a minimum of 2 months. To improve results, massage the affected area for a long time. This treatment is compatible with breastfeeding.

To firm your skin after childbirth , we recommend applying Fresh Firming Milk .

Baby development at 9 months of pregnancy

That's it, your baby is ready to come into the world. He can breathe and digest alone . All of his senses (hearing, smell, sight, touch and taste) work properly. Now as big as a watermelon, it is rather tight in your stomach and its movements are quite sharp and sometimes brutal! Also be prepared to feel him move a little less . Due to lack of space but also to save energy, it will be more discreet. Little by little, he will position himself head down, buttocks in the air and legs bent if this is not already done.

During this last month of pregnancy, her body is gradually covered with a smooth, whitish substance which will help her descend better and come out of your womb during childbirth.

During this last month, your baby will gain around 200 g per week . On average, a newborn measures between 46 and 54 cm and weighs between 2.6 and 4 kg at birth .

And there you have it, the nine months of pregnancy have passed. It's the end of one adventure and the beginning of another, enjoy it!

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