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Week 32: Mummy....You're Hot!!

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Topic Week 32: Mummy....You're Hot!!

Post by *** Dannii *** on Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:18 am

Fetal development in pregnancy week 32:



fetus in eighth month
In the latest womb reports, your amazing baby has now developed
sensitivity to temperature! This means youíll probably get a swift kick
if you put a hot pad on your ginormous belly. For the Elton John lovers
out there-- yes, babyís got blue eyes. At this point, all babies do,
although depending on their chromosomal disposition, this could easily
change after birth (or even between now and labor), but for the time
being, blue it is. Thanks to their recently matured lungs and a
remarkably strong immune system, over 90% of babies born in their 32nd
week, survive premature births. So itís pretty much a done deal. Even
if your little monkeyís planning on heading out early, their survival
odds are in everyoneís favor. Time to celebrate (no, no, wait until
after the birth to crack open the champagne!) Weíre talking
baby-showers and alcohol-free punch!

And how's mom doing?
If your family or significant other is
around and involved, itís probably time to start discussing whatís
going to happen when you really go into labor. Of course, the delivery
itself can be quite overwhelming for first-time viewers, so make sure
and openly discuss the fact there will be blood, sweat, make sure and openly discuss the fact there will be blood, sweat, mucous, and possibly even a bit of poop
mucous, and possibly even a bit of poop (if you didnít know already,
itís likely that while in labor and pushing, you also push out a bit of
the olí number 2óitís totally normal if not a little disgusting). Even
the weak-stomached birthing buddies can still help to make the
labor-process more bearable with breathing assistance, massages, and
constant reassurance and cheering: "Yay! That was a great contraction
honey!" (Now run! Before she breaks your wrist!). For the more
blood-bold and not so faint of heart, the positions of cameraman,
baby-catcher, and/or umbilical cord-cutter are always availableójust
talk to your doctor or mid-wife beforehand so they can be prepared to
deal with an extra person during the birthing process.Surprise!
Your third trimester symptoms arenít going away yet. If you just got
back from peeing, you already know that your bladder is nearing
non-existent-land. These joys will persist till youíre on the birthing
bench. Also, be careful of lightheadedness during these last weeks.
Your blood tends to pool in the lower limbs, resulting in low cranial
blood pressure. So, watch out for the head rushes and get up
nice-n-slow after sitting for long periods.
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