Common symptoms in the seventh month of
pregnancy are fluid retention, clumsiness, hot flashes and weight gain. Learn
more about the symptoms experienced by seven month pregnant woman.
There is a lot of weight gain during this period. There is a
persistent feeling of clumsiness that is attributed to rapid weight gain. You
will now find your uterus just positioned above just four inches above your belly
button. Mothers report a common feeling as if they are running out of room for
the baby. This is natural as the baby is rapidly growing in size and you are
approaching your delivery
date too. There is still about 10 more weeks for delivery and be prepared for
the foetus inside you, the placenta and the uterus to grow even larger.
Where Does the Weight
On an average, a seven month pregnant woman gains around 500
gms per week. The overall weight gain during the pregnancy term is about 12 to
16 kg. Almost half of this extra weight actually stems from the growth of the
uterus, placenta, foetus and the increase in the volume of the amniotic fluid.
There are several reasons for the common symptoms of
clumsiness and dizziness
in this period. Apart from the weight gain factor, such feelings stem from the indigestion
problems. As the growing foetus is pressing against your stomach, your
digestion process is sure to get affected as your digestive tract and
intestines and liver and stomach is also feeling the pressure. This affects the
secretion of enzymes and the absorption of food. The stomach will expand and
the abdomen will grow larger. This will result is visible stretch
marks on your stomach and thighs.
Pain and Swelling
During the seventh month of pregnancy, women experience
enhanced swelling and pain in their joints and muscles. Due to the growth of
the uterus, you can experience frequent back pain which at times might be
similar to sciatic pain. Apart from the abdominal growth, there is another
reason for this. As your delivery date draws near, your body also prepares
itself in its own way for it. Your pelvic joints will start to loosen up during
this period. The acute back pain also emanates from this aspect.
Leg cramps, swelling and pain are common issues and can be
dealt with if you enhance the calcium
intake in your diet.
This is another common symptom at this stage of pregnancy
that is attributed to the ever changing hormone levels. The estrogen levels
might suddenly plummet resulting in a surge of heat. This will make you feel
warmer than usual and reach out for the AC in the middle of the night. These
hot flashes are mostly felt around the neck region, head and chest. Feeling hot
flashes is natural during pregnancy and almost 10% of women might feel this
symptom more intensely than the rest. This feeling is a temporary one and can
last from as little as 10-15 seconds to a couple of minutes. Remember, these
hot flashes might continue post delivery too. The only thing that one needs to
be careful about is by understanding the difference between a hot flash and
The best way to deal with hot flashes is by staying in a soothing
environment and wearing comfortable clothes, preferably in layers. This will
make it easier for you remove that shrug or linen shirt when you are feeling