The eighth month of pregnancy: the size of the abdomen, the weight and height of the fetus, the sensations of the body
The eighth month of pregnancy is the period when the formation of the fetal organs is completed, and the baby is preparing for an early appearance. At this time, most pregnant women feel impatient and tired. Over the long weeks of gestation, every future mother has to withstand the increasing burden on the body, coping with such troubles as toxicosis, swelling, back pain and insomnia.
At 8 months of pregnancy, the belly of the expectant mother is significantly rounded, suggesting the early birth of a crumb. In most cases, she goes to the maternity hospital on the 38-40 week. With the second and subsequent delivery, labor can begin somewhat earlier.
Many pregnant women during this period feel a significant surge of energy, accompanied by a keen desire to finish all possible cases and prepare a shelter for the appearance of the baby. It is important not to provoke premature births by violent activity and serious physical exertion. Excessive persistence in homework often leads to unpleasant consequences not only for her well-being, but also for the child’s health.
If childbirth occurs during this period, it usually does not pose a threat to the baby's life. Given that the child has not yet gained the weight put to the ninth month, his size will be smaller. This will simplify his movement through the birth canal. However, prematurity can lead to the development of some health problems.
Concerning sexual life at this time, the opinions of doctors and those who have given birth to mothers differ. Often you can hear that sex in the eighth month of pregnancy can provoke fights because of the increased tone of the uterus. Such precedents happen on a later date.
However, according to studies conducted in Europe and Russia, it can be said with complete certainty that in the absence of pathologies and the threat of premature birth, proximity is even useful. The sperm that gets to the surface of the cervix makes it more elastic and prevents the appearance of ruptures. Strong orgasms cause the neck to contract and relax, which contributes to its softening.