The baby trains their lungs by breathing down amniotic fluid in them. Often it gets hiccups – which you feel in your stomach yourself. The fluid in the pulmonary vesicles is first squeezed out at birth.
Take advantage of the time left to give birth to balance, mentally and physically before what you eat and how you move, so that you are not burdened with errors. Take warm baths to relax the body, try to stress as little as possible.
You become more easily breathed, even though your lung capacity has actually increased, which is perfectly normal.
At the end of pregnancy it may be difficult to sleep comfortably. Stomach lying obviously does not work, and in the supine position, the pressure on the pulmonary vein can cause both you and the child to feel ill. The best sleeping position is therefore usually to lie on the side. Many pregnant women find it comfortable with a pillow as support under the heavy stomach.
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In some county councils, an extra ultrasound is made in week 32 to check that the child is growing properly.
Now the baby is about 40 centimeters long and weighs about 2000 grams.
The child controls his or her own body temperature.
The lungs are ready and the child now lies and exercises them by breathing down amniotic fluid in them, often with hiccups as a result. The pulmonary vesicles are water-filled throughout pregnancy and that fluid is first squeezed out at birth.
The baby’s kicks feel more like cuffs and sometimes you may feel something pointed that moves rapidly across the entire abdomen, be it a knee, a foot or a small butt.
Weight, blood sugar and pregnancy diabetes
The average weight gain during pregnancy is 10-12 kg, but varies widely between women. The blood sugar level is checked several times during pregnancy to control the development of any pregnancy diabetes.
For example, it can be difficult for women who are feeling ill and need to gain so much weight. In other cases, the weight gain will be significantly greater than average, which is usually regulated once the baby is born.
Of the weight gain, 10-12 kg is directly related to your pregnancy:
• A newborn baby weighs about 3.6 kg.
• placenta and membranes weigh about 700 grams.
• The amniotic fluid is about 0.8 liters of fluid.
• The uterus weighs 700-800 g.
• The body’s tissues become more fluid rich, giving an increased weight of 1-2 kg.
• Blood volume increases by just over 1 kg.
• Body fat increases by just over 3 kg.
The mother’s blood sugar is checked
Blood sugar levels are checked several times during pregnancy; the first sample is taken at the time of enrollment. If the sugar values are elevated, a so-called load test is performed to test the glucose tolerance, a so-called OGIT test.
Load tests are not done on all
OGIT tests are always done on women who:
• previously gave birth to a large child,
• previously had pregnancy diabetes,
• who have a high blood sugar level with a P-glucose of more than 9mmol / l
• have a rapidly increased fetal growth or amount of amniotic fluid
If the reasons for wanting to take the test are due to the woman’s previous pregnancy, the load is normally scheduled to be done week 32. If “current criteria” arise, the load is made as soon as possible.
Here’s how the test works:
- Fasting from 2 p.m.22 the night before the test
• Fixed value (blood test) is taken on arrival at the laboratory / MVC.
• You drink a solution of 300 ml water + 75g glucose
• After 2 hours a new blood glucose test is taken
The diagnosis is diabetes if the fasting value is 7.0 mmol / l or higher or if the two-hour glucose value is greater than 12.3 mmol / l (may vary slightly between different receptions in Sweden).
Some women get a milder form of diabetes during pregnancy, so-called pregnancy diabetes. This usually passes after childbirth, but involves an increased risk of having pregnancy diabetes even in the next pregnancy and / or type 2 diabetes later in life.
Pregnant snacks and mothers drinks
Avoid getting too tired and hungry (and nauseous) before dinner by replenishing your body with energy and nutrition during the afternoon. Here are two good tips on pregnancy snacks.
Snacking is the trick when you are pregnant so you don’t have to be nauseated – or too full. Here are two drinks that are useful for both you and your child, and some tips on snacks that contain good nutrition.
Upbeat mum drinks
Two drinks that are suitable for you who are pregnant and need a lot of nutrients and good snacks. Fits as good a hot summer day as a rugged autumn night.
Sprinkles of vitamins and antioxidants!
0.5 pcs ripe mango (or about 1 dl frozen)
1 pcs kiwi
1.5 dl orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
3 ice cubes
(Mint you will find as a fresh spice at the vegetable counter. Try to plant it in the garden, it grows almost like weed!)
Peel and cut mango and kiwi into smaller pieces. Add all ingredients and mix with stick mixer or blender and pour into a tall glass.
Banana and blueberry smoothie
1 banana in pieces
1 dl frozen or fresh blueberry
0.5 dl natural yogurt (vitamin D enriched)
2 dl light milk
Peel and slice the banana. Mix all ingredients and mix with stick mixer or blender. Serve in a tall glass.
Snack with nutrition
Snacking is the trick when you are pregnant and easily get nauseous, or too measured to cope with big meals.
Invest in a super-easy snack that is easy to have at home or at work.
Here are two super useful tips.
Mommy Mellis # 1
- Crispbread with margarine and liver pie or sardine in tomato sauce
• A few slices of red pepper
• An orange
• A glass of light or medium milk (vitamin D enriched)
Crisp bread often contains a lot of whole grains with both iron and folic acid. The liver pie provides lots of iron and the sardines provide the jackpot in both useful fat, calcium and vitamin D. And if you choose sardines as toppings – do not remove the fish’s backbone, there is plenty of calcium!
Mommy Mellis # 2
- Natural light yogurt (choose preferably vitamin D enriched)
• A good muesli with nuts, preferably almonds and walnuts and perhaps dried fruit
• Kiwi or honey melon