7 Months Pregnancy : Common Symptoms and Fetal Development

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7 Months Pregnant
7 Months Pregnant

Overview

7 months mark the beginning of the last trimester of pregnancy, and the expectant mother may face more physical challenges due to increased abdominal size and may have issues like  back pain. It is always best to know what to expect while one moves forward in the pregnancy journey. This blog is a comprehensive guide on fetal development during the seventh month of pregnancy.

What are the common pregnancy symptoms during the seventh month?

By the 7 Months Pregnancy, the belly becomes bigger. They tend to be more tired and may pant during movements or while doing various activities. Dizziness and vomiting will recede and the rest of the symptoms of the previous trimesters may continue showing up.  

How big will the baby be in 7 months?  

The baby gains weight quickly and grows fast during this period. The baby’s body starts reserving fat, appearing more like the baby you will see in a few weeks. The hearing capability of the baby completely develops as they become seven months old in the womb. They start responding to environmental stimuli such as light, sound, and pain (especially the sound of the mother).

The baby will spend most of their sleeping time in REM sleep or Rapid Eye Movement sleep even though the eyelids are closed. The baby’s lungs start producing a lipoprotein surfactant that allows the lungs to inflate and stops them from collapsing and sticking together while deflating.

The amniotic fluid begins to decrease in amount, and by the end of the seventh month, the baby will be approximately 14 inches long and weigh around 2 to 4 pounds (900g to 1800g). The chances of survival for a premature baby are more after they have turned seven months in the womb. 

Conclusion

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey but overwhelming for many. Knowing what to expect throughout the journey will help the mother plan accordingly. Seven months is a significant milestone. All you need to do is to follow a healthy diet, attend your regular antenatal checks, get expert advice and dream about the day you see the adorable face of the bundle of joy.