Here you are at 7 months of pregnancy ... it's time to seriously think about shopping for the baby's arrival if it's not done yet! The seventh month of pregnancy is between the twenty-ninth and thirty-second week of amenorrhea (SA) and the twenty-sixth and twenty-ninth week of pregnancy (SG). It also marks your entry into the third trimester , the last before meeting your baby!
In this article, we recommend our organic Generous Soothing Anti-Stretch Mark Oil associated with the Organic 1st Anti-Stretch Mark Care Cream to prevent stretch marks and relieve feelings of tightness.
And if stretch marks have appeared, we have the solution with the Organic SOS Stretch Mark Repair Balm .
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- Important events at 7 months of pregnancy
- What body changes for the future mother during the seventh month of pregnancy?
- The anti-stretch mark routine during the seventh month of pregnancy
- The development of the baby at 7 months of pregnancy
Important events at 7 months of pregnancy
Your belly continues to grow well and the pounds are skyrocketing on the scale! This is completely normal, your baby continues to grow throughout the pregnancy. The end of pregnancy is also when he gains the most weight, so he needs lots of nutrients to grow and grow properly.
What examinations during the seventh month of pregnancy?
The 7th month of pregnancy corresponds to the 5th mandatory prenatal examination . Nothing different from the others, your practitioner will control:
- Your weight
- Your blood pressure
- Perform a urinalysis
- Your fundal height
- Your cervix.
He will also plan with you the appointment of the third and last ultrasound which will take place next month.
Preparing for childbirth
He will probably tell you about preparations for childbirth and parenthood . If you haven't started it yet, and you want to do it, now is the time to look into the question! They are absolutely not mandatory but rather useful for the day of delivery. We explain what contractions are, how to manage them, how to push and we present the first steps in parenthood. This is also the time for you to ask your concerns and your questions , all the information is good to take!
Each couple decides whether or not to follow them and can completely carry out their preparation for the birth as they wish and with the means that correspond to them. Haptonomy, sophrology, hypnosis, yoga, … Everything is good to take!
Note that there are 7 childbirth preparation sessions, given in a hospital or by a midwife. They are 100% reimbursed by Health Insurance .
Last modalities before the birth
If you haven't done so yet, finalize your child's registration in their future childcare . Nursery, nursery assistant, nanny at home, micro-nursery, company nursery or parental nursery, the choice is endless! Take the time to visit them and organize your future days between care and work. We all know it, the times in transport are not the things that toddlers prefer. Pay attention to the driving times!
Your departure on maternity leave is fast approaching. Remember to keep your colleagues informed of your files to be sure not to be disturbed during your leave!
When to prepare the birth trousseau?
The sooner the better! You can start it at 7 months of pregnancy . You'll see, it's not the easiest thing to do, especially when it's the first child. Buy some comfortable clothes for your baby, especially pajamas and bodysuits. Take a little birth size but also 1 month. Baby may be a little bigger than expected and above all, he will continue to grow quite quickly! Buying second-hand clothes is perfect for dressing baby from birth. To help you, some brands have created sites dedicated to maternity suitcases , remember to take a look at them so you don't forget anything!
Don't forget to take comfortable clothes, period pads or panties, creams, books, etc. Everything you might need!
What bodily changes for the future mother at 7 months of pregnancy?
Your body at 7 months pregnant
Your belly continues to grow and so does your uterus. It also begins to rise towards your diaphragm, which can cause some acid reflux, shortness of breath, and a feeling of heaviness in your lower abdomen . It also takes up more and more space in your belly and compresses your other organs, you may feel constant discomfort and no longer know how to position yourself to be comfortable. Your sleep is therefore disturbed, fatigue sets in and can begin to weigh on morale. Do not hesitate to consult in case of excessive discomfort or extreme fatigue, your doctor will be able to reassure you and advise you.
From the 7th month of pregnancy, weight gain is more important . It benefits the baby but also your body which builds up its fat reserves for breastfeeding. You can also feel that your breasts are tightening and getting heavier , they are creating colostrum , breast milk!
The various pregnancy ailments: fatigue, contractions...
You can request pathological leave if you are exhausted. This is 14 days of leave, in addition to maternity leave, which you can take from time to time to rest. Know that most pregnant women stop working from the 7th month of pregnancy , do not feel guilty if you have to do it too! Take care of yourself and your baby, that's the most important thing.
You may also experience what are called Braxton Hicks contractions . These are mild contractions that prepare the body for childbirth. Your uterus has been training since the beginning of pregnancy by contracting and it will accentuate its training at the end of pregnancy! These contractions don't last longer than thirty seconds and aren't supposed to hurt much. If they ever make you suffer, call the maternity ward or the midwife who is to deliver you.
To relieve your minor pregnancy ailments, avoid taking too long trips by car . We recommend stopping every two hours, or even more if baby presses too much on your bladder!
Plane trips are possible if you feel fit. Remember to consult the “pregnant women” policy of the airline you wish to take. Some refuse women from 30 SA, others ask for medical certificates.
Your baby continues to draw on your resources to grow and feed. Don't forget to eat complete, balanced meals and drink plenty of water !
Sex at the end of pregnancy
Good news, at the end of pregnancy you could experience a boost of sexual energy ! And that's good because the endorphin, pleasure hormone, is good for the mother but also for the baby. Sexual intercourse is not prohibited at the end of pregnancy . Except in the case of medical contraindications. Your reports will surely be very different from those you knew before. Indeed, your belly takes up space and your energy is a little reduced! The main thing is to feel good and enjoy this moment of sharing. And don't forget that making love is also massaging, caressing and touching!
The anti-stretch mark routine during the seventh month of pregnancy
Weight gain is very important in the 7th month of pregnancy. Maybe you feel stretching or itchy sensations? It is more important than ever to continue to protect your skin (chest, hips, stomach, thighs) with natural and specific anti-stretch mark treatments. Our Stretch Mark Prevention Program contains two complementary products. The Stretch Marks 1st Care Cream will act on skin disorders caused by hormonal variations. It will protect the skin, especially the elastin fibers and will accelerate the production of collagen. The Generous Soothing Oil, on the other hand, will bring you a lot of comfort by improving the elasticity of the skin and reducing feelings of tightness.
Your routine for the 7th month of pregnancy:
- Morning and evening, a few drops of organic Generous Soothing Anti-Stretch Mark Oil mixed with the organic Anti-Stretch Mark 1st Care Cream .
And if stretch marks have appeared: apply Organic Red Stretch Marks SOS Repair Balm locally twice a day for 2 months. Red/purple in colour, they will eventually turn white. We therefore treat them as soon as possible!
The development of the baby at 7 months of pregnancy
For his part, your baby continues to mature. His pulmonary system is almost 100% functional and at the cerebral level, we see the phenomenon of myelination of the nerves taking place. It is a membrane that protects nerve fibers. This process will last several more years after birth, it is estimated that it ends around the age of 20!
His liver, intestines, and kidneys are functioning and processing the amniotic fluid he swallows throughout the day. This is how your baby shapes his taste, and we already know that he prefers sweet!
His senses are improving and he can now differentiate between different phases of light and feel his mom's emotions ! Your baby is still moving as much and can even position his head down already. He will also know how to let you know if the position you are in does not suit him, beware!
The development of his sexual organs is also well underway. The little boys' testicles descend into their purses and the stock of little girls' oocytes is built up.
He continues to move every day and he may start to feel cramped in your belly, he too wants this long adventure to end! Pay attention to his movements, if you feel that your baby is moving differently or that he hasn't moved for a day, go to your maternity ward to check that everything is fine.
Your baby now looks like a real baby and is well proportioned. At the end of the 7th month, it measures almost 40 cm for about 1.5 kg .
To know everything about the 8th month of pregnancy, do not hesitate to read our article.