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7 Months Pregnant in Weeks

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The first month (weeks 0- 4)

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-consists of weeks 0 through 4, starts on the day that your last period began and lasts for four weeks.

  • The beginning of the baby’s life occurs two weeks after the start of your menstruation.
  • There are still 36 weeks left before delivery at the end of the month (8 months, 12 days).
  • The fetus is two weeks old at the end of the month.
  • The fetus is now the size of a pinhead.

REMEMBER: Never take any medication while pregnant without first confirming that they are safe for you and your baby. First, speak with your doctor or the health nurse.

The second month (weeks 5-8)

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-starts four weeks following the first day of your most recent menstruation.

  • is 4 weeks long.
  • There are still 32 weeks left till delivery at the end of the month (7 months, 14 days)
  • The fetus is 2 weeks old at the beginning of the month and 6 weeks old at the end.
  • At the conclusion of the month, the fetus is around 1.5 cm long.
  • The fetus is developing its arms and legs.
  • The neurological system, spine, eyelids, nose, ears, and umbilical cord are starting to form.

REMEMBER: Heavy drinking and smoking can harm your unborn child.

The third month (weeks 9-12)

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-starts eight weeks following the beginning of your last menstruation.

  • The fetus is 6 weeks old at the beginning of the month and 10 weeks old at the end of the month. There are still 28 weeks till the delivery (6 months, 16 days).
  • By the end of the month, the fetus is around 20 grams in weight and 9 centimeters long.
  • For the first time, the baby’s heart begins to beat.
  • The umbilical chord serves as the fetus’s food supply as it floats in a bag of amniotic fluid.

REMEMBER: The health of the mother affects the child; both the mother and the child benefit from a healthy diet and regular exercise.

The fourth month (weeks 13-16)

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-starts 12 weeks following the beginning of your most recent menstruation.

  • There are still 24 weeks left before delivery at the end of the month (5 months, 18 days).
  • The fetus is 10 weeks old at the beginning of the month and 14 weeks old at the end.
  • By the end of the month, the fetus is around 100 grams in weight and 16 centimeters long.
  • The size of the uterus is comparable to a fist.
  • Half of the length is taken up by the large head, and the face is starting to develop its own traits. The genitalia and ears are growing.
  • The unborn child exercises its breathing and swallowing techniques. It rotates its head, kicks, and moves its toes and thumbs. However, the mother is not yet aware of these minute movements.

REMEMBER: You must see a clinic or a doctor before the end of the 16th week in order to be eligible for maternity benefits.

The fifth month(weeks 17- 20)

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-starts 16 weeks following the first day of your previous period.

  • There are still 20 weeks left till delivery at the end of the month (4 months, 20 days)
  • The fetus is 14 weeks old at the beginning of the month and 18 weeks old at the end.
  • At the conclusion of the month, the fetus measures 25–27 cm long and weighs 250–300 grams.
  • The fetus’ heart beats twice as quickly as an adult’s does, and it has its own circulatory system.
  • Lanugo, a fine, downy hair that covers the skin of the fetus throughout pregnancy, disappears by the time the child is born. It has brows now.
  • The placenta is currently about the same size as the developing fetus. It shields the fetus from some dangerous toxins, but not all of them.
  • The mother can now feel the baby’s movements if she has had a baby before.

REMEMBER: The time has come to discuss prenatal classes with the health nurse.

The sixth month (weeks 21-24)

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-starts 20 weeks following the beginning of your most recent menstruation.

  • There are still 16 weeks left till delivery at the end of the month (3 months, 2 days).
  • The fetus is 18 weeks old at the beginning of the month and 22 weeks old at the end.
  • At the conclusion of the month, the fetus is between 400 and 600 grams in weight and around 30 cm long. Its motions can be felt by even a primapara (a woman expecting her first child). Its heartbeats are audible.
  • The fundus, the apex of the uterus, reaches the navel by the end of the month. A indication of twins is faster growth.
  • The thumb of the developing fetus frequently enters its mouth as it practices sucking. It grows hair and nails. The barrier film starts to change into skin.
  • Most of the time, the fetus is asleep, but it might be awakened by vibrations or sounds from outside.

REMEMBER: You have until week 22 to submit an application for maternity benefits, paternity compensation, or parental leave.

The seventh month (weeks 25-28)

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-starts 24 weeks following the first day of your most recent menstruation.

  • There are still 12 weeks left till the baby is born at the end of the month (2 months, 24 days).
  • The fetus is 22 weeks old at the beginning of the month and 26 weeks old at the end.
  • The fetus is 35 cm in length and weighs a little over a pound.
  • The fetus twists, moves about a lot, and kicks clearly. It has a firm grasp with its hands and its eyes open and close.
  • Up to the navel is the uterus. The first contractions, which cause your stomach to get firm for a few seconds, may be felt.

The eighth month (weeks 29-32)

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-It starts 28 weeks following the first day of your most recent menstruation.

  • At the end of the month there are still 8 weeks until the birth (1 month, 26 days).
  • At the beginning of the month the fetus is 26 weeks old and at the end of the month 30 weeks old.
  • The fetus is about 40cm long and weighs about 1,5 kilos
  • The fetus is really beginning to look like a baby, though a very frail one. If it were born now it would have chances of surviving.
  • The foetus’s lungs and other organs are not yet fully developed, however, and it does not yet have all the antibodies of a full-term baby.

REMEMBER: Avoid standing, lifting, and other vigorous activities.

The ninth month (weeks 33-36)

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-32 weeks following the start of your last period, the cycle begins.

  • There are still 28 days, or 4 weeks, till the baby is born at the end of the month.
  • The baby is 30 weeks old at the beginning of the month and 34 weeks old at the end.
  • The infant is roughly 47 cm long and 2,700 grams in weight. It puts on weight quickly.
  • Due to a lack of available space, the baby moves less than before. Most newborns at this point incline their heads downward to prepare for birth.
  • The baby’s skin is protected by a vernix-like, creamy layer.

REMEMBER: At this point, getting everything ready for the baby is a good idea.

The tenth month (weeks 37-40)

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-starts 34 weeks after conception or 36 weeks after the first day of your last period.

  • The baby is 34 weeks old at the beginning of the month; most babies are delivered at 38 weeks.
  • The baby’s head engages in preparation for birth as the uterus contracts. The contractions significantly intensify.
  • The baby kicks so forcefully inside the uterus that it can knock a book off the mother’s belly.
  • Most newborns measure 49 to 52 cm in length and weigh 3,000 to 4,000 grams.
  • Give or take a week, your kid is born at the end of the tenth month.

REMEMBER: When your waters burst, if you are experiencing discomfort or bleeding, or when your contractions are happening often, head to the hospital right away (see the chapter on the birth).

See also: Emergency C-Section

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Written by Henry Okafor

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