Third Trimester Of Pregnancy By Weeks: Joyfully Expecting The Baby
June 6, 2018 15:48
The last trimester of pregnancy is considered relatively safe, since the baby is already almost completely formed and should only gain the missing height and weight. However, this time is difficult for the mother in terms of discomfort, as the body undergoes huge changes. In order to make this period more pleasant, we recommend you to find out what happens to the baby, and rejoice at each new achievement of your long-awaited son or daughter.
The baby has significantly grown by now, about 13.7" (35 cm), and weighs just over 2.2 lbs (1 kilogram). Skin folds are smoothing out by increasing lipid mass. It is able to distinguish colors, actively grasp, suck, swallow, clench fists, and inflate cheeks. Although childbirth is still undesirable this early, the baby is already quite self-sustainable, that is, it can survive and catch up with its peers who were born in due time.