At 35 weeks of pregnancy, or 37 weeks of amenorrhea, your pregnancy is coming to an end. If baby were born today, he would no longer be considered premature. A real relief! Symptoms, suitcase for maternity, preparation for childbirth… We take stock of this 35th week with Anh-Chi Ton, midwife.
This 35th week of pregnancy brings you closer to the magical encounter with your baby. AT 37 SA, your belly is now very rounded and can embarrass you to sleep or move. THE contractions are more and more frequent, and indicate that your body is preparing for childbirth. Set aside time to rest in order to gain strength before birth and the first intense weeks of this new life with baby. Anh-Chi Ton, midwife, sheds light on the symptoms of this end of pregnancy and the last steps to take during this 9th month.
You arrive at term of your pregnancy and fatigue is increasingly present. Between insomnia, difficulty moving around, various minor ailments, the last few weeks are sometimes exhausting. Take care of yourself as much as possible.
At this stage of pregnancy, more than 9 out of 10 babies have rolled over in their mother's womb. If this is your case, you should feel it: your baby (whose weight is around 2.5 kg at the start of 9th month of pregnancy ) weighs more and more down, and you have a feeling of heaviness in the perineum . Remember to rest as much as possible.
At the end of pregnancy, it can be difficult to fall asleep. Not only does baby move, but you are frequently awakened by the urge to urinate. Difficult in these conditions to rest and recover. This 9 th month sometimes marks the return of nausea . They can be a sign that the childbirth is imminent.
' Period-like pains are a sign that the uterus is contracting. This is absolutely normal at this stage of pregnancy. .' observes the midwife.
'Pains similar to period pains are a sign that the uterus is contracting.'
In this beginning of ninth month of pregnancy , you can feel your first contractions (in some women these may start much earlier): This is completely normal. These contractions are usually fairly far apart and few in number. Over time, they may become more regular and more numerous.
The ideal is always to keep baby warm until term of pregnancy , but it may be that he is born before the term. Rest assured, even if it will be smaller, a baby is no longer considered premature from the 37th week of amenorrhea, i.e. 35 weeks of pregnancy.
The cervix can already be opened at 35 weeks. ' This is not necessarily serious and does not necessarily indicate that delivery is imminent. The cervix can be opened a fingertip, or even two fingers, of dilation, and stay that way without dilating further for a week or more. It's very unpredictable.', explains Anh-Chi Ton.
THE signs that announce that work has started may be: you have painful contractions which, over the hours, become regular and increasingly close together, your water has broken or some fluids have broken. Some moms-to-be may also experience nausea and even diarrhea.
In this beginning of ninth month of pregnancy , good news: your baby's lungs are now fully functioning. Clearly, he can breathe on his own. If he was born now, he wouldn't need to go to the incubator anymore. And it would no longer be considered premature!
Your baby now weighs around 2.5 kg and is around 45 cm tall. If he were born now, he would have a perfectly acceptable size and weight. But better wait a little longer!
While waiting for the birth, baby continues to move regularly, even if there isn't much space left. It also slowly begins to descend into your pelvis, in anticipation of childbirth.
Your last month of pregnancy begin. The countdown is on: just a few more days until your baby is born!
At ninth month of pregnancy , you will spend your whole last prenatal consultation : the latest in a long series that began in early pregnancy. This appointment happens much like any other: the doctor or midwife following you takes your blood pressure, checks the condition of your cervix, measures your baby's heart activity ... During this consultation, you will also be told how your birth will go: by natural means or by caesarean section in some cases. Feel free to ask any questions you want.
Know that the young dad also benefits from a paternity leave after the birth of her child. If he wants to take it, it's time for him to talk to his employer. Even if he does not yet know the dates, he can start to organize himself. Note that this leave is open to all future dads, regardless of their marital status (marriage, PACS, cohabitation, etc.) and the nature of the employment contract (CDD, CDI, internship, interim, etc.).
If your doctor or midwife has prescribed a radiopelvimetry , now is the time to do it. ' This pelvic scanner helps to more accurately determine the size of the pelvis and to see if your baby will be able to pass without any problem during delivery. It is generally done in case of siege or if the woman is very small or has a history of pelvic fracture for example.', explains the midwife.Thanks to Anh-Chi Ton, midwife.Source journaldesfemmes.fr