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7 Months Pregnancy: Babies Start at Position Ready to Be Born

In the last trimester of pregnancy, some women will feel shortness of breath due to the increased size of the baby in the womb. But this condition will subside after the baby is in a ready position to be born with the head down.

Unlike when you are 6 months pregnant, your baby's nutritional needs reach its peak in the third trimester of pregnancy, so mothers need to eat enough nutritious food that is rich in protein, vitamins, iron, folic acid, and calcium.

How is Fetus Growth?

At the beginning of this 7-month pregnancy, your baby weighs more than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) with a length of about 38.6-39 cm. At 29-32 weeks of pregnancy, your baby will become very active. Over time you will realize the pattern of movements and times when he is most active. This movement is also useful for detecting whether your baby is healthy or not.

29 Weeks pregnant

  • Both testicles in a male baby have descended from near the kidney to the scrotum. While the clitoris in women appears.
  • The baby's head is large enough for his developing brain.
  • The head and the bones harden along with the development of the brain, lungs, and muscles.

30 Weeks pregnant

  • Your baby is about 39 cm in size and weighs about 1.3 kg (2.8 pounds). The increase in length slowed, but his weight continued to grow until he was born.
  • The lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed.
  • His eyes continued to open and close.
  • Some researchers claim that stimulating the fetus at this age with light can improve the development of vision.
  • Babies have eyebrows and eyelashes.

31 Weeks pregnant

  • Your baby is currently weighing approximately 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds) with a length of about 41 cm.
  • His head has now become proportional to his size.
  • The movement will become more stable.
  • He has removed urine from his bladder.
  • The bone marrow has taken over the liver to produce red blood cells.

32 Weeks pregnant

  • At the age of 32 weeks, the baby's head is generally below, ready to be born.
  • Baby's skin from day to day will look more smooth. Lungo on his body eventually began to disappear.
  • His ability to suck more developed. He can often suck his own thumb.
  • Your baby's eyes can now focus on one object.
  • Her lungs are growing rapidly. But he will only breathe after reaching the age of 36 months.
  • The level of amniotic fluid increases. Your baby is still swallowing fluid and removing it as urine.

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What are the changes that occur in your body?

Your weight gain from the beginning of pregnancy is now 8.6-11, 3 kg (19-25 pounds). Some women will experience constipation which causes abdominal pain, hard stools, and irregularities in urinating.

Your body produces various hormones that can cause joints to lose. This condition causes the legs to become larger so you might need to change shoes to a larger size.

You will often find it difficult to breathe because of the pressing uterus and increased fetal weight. But this condition will subside when the baby is in a ready position to be born with the head down. At 29-32 weeks' gestation, some pregnant women often feel cramps, especially at night. These conditions make it uncomfortable and cause frequent conditions of difficulty sleeping. This is one factor why you can feel more tired. If you experience insomnia that feels very disturbing, you should consult a doctor.

Colostrum or fluid that starts breastfeeding may have started to emerge from your breasts, even if only some women experience it. If you experience it, you can use pads on the bra to absorb it.

What do you need to check?

In addition to common things like blood pressure and blood sugar levels, there are a number of conditions that pregnant women need to watch out for.

Fake contractions

In the last trimester, some women experience false contractions (Braxton Hicks). False contractions occur when the uterine muscles tighten for about 30-60 seconds to 2 minutes. While the original contractions usually occur repeatedly and occur continuously. Check with your doctor if you are confused about distinguishing between genuine and fake contractions.

Here are some things you can do if you have a fake contraction (Braxton Hicks)

  • Change position. If you are lying or sitting, stand and walk. If you are walking, try to sit down.
  • Bathe or soak warm water for a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • Consume mineral water, tea or warm milk. False contractions can be caused by dehydration.


Hemorrhoids are swelling of blood vessels in the rectum or anus. This condition often occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. Constipation and standing too long in this period can trigger hemorrhoids. Check with your doctor immediately if you experience constipation to prevent it from developing into hemorrhoids.

What do you need to pay attention to?

To facilitate sleep, try to lie sideways to the left with a pillow between the two legs and another pillow to support the stomach.

Maternity leave

If you are a working mother, you have the right to take 3 months of maternity leave that can be taken around the estimated time of delivery.

Dangerous condition

Be careful if you experience some of the following symptoms. Check with your doctor immediately if you experience one or more of the following conditions.

  • Preeclampsia or high blood pressure during pregnancy. High levels of protein in the urine and high blood pressure are a sign of preeclampsia. This condition can be life-threatening if allowed to develop.
  • Severe itching. Itching that exceeds reasonable limits can be a symptom of a rare liver disorder, namely obstetric cholestasis.

Consume fiber-rich foods

  • Constipation is a common condition in the third trimester. Here's how to get rid of it.
  • Consume lots of fiber-rich vegetables and fruits.
  • Consume enough mineral water, at least 10-12 glasses a day.
  • Limit consumption of iron supplements.
  • Limit consumption of laxatives to treat constipation.
  • Regular exercise at least three times a week can help launch a bowel movement.

Reduces back pain

Many women experience back pain at this time, mainly due to the baby's weight gain. Changing your posture to walking and sitting more upright can reduce this risk.

Share moments

At this time, the baby's movements can be felt by the person holding your stomach. Share this special moment with your partner.

If during the 7th month of this month you have not thought about labor so much, when you are 8 months pregnant you will need to prepare everything you need to be taken to the hospital along with preparation for breastfeeding. Communicating with doctors and mothers who have gone through this process can further open your horizons.




1. Baby Centre (2016). 29 – 31 weeks pregnant: fetal development.

2. NHS Choices UK (2017). Pregnancy and Baby. You and your baby at 29-32 weeks pregnant.

3. American Pregnancy Association (2017). Pregnancy Week 29 – 31.

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