Pregnancy by weeks

What happens to the baby?

The developing brain of the baby has reached the time when it prepares all of his/her five senses to meet the outer world. Now the baby can see the liquefied environment that surrounds him/her in the womb. He/she is able to touch his/her leg and sucks his/her thumb from long time. Furthermore, your little creature hears the sound of your heart beats. This calms him/her down and will play a similar role at a later stage during breast-feeding.

a cucumber

This week the baby is
as big as a cucumber

31

week

31 week

Eighth month

What happens to you?

The retention of liquids causes edemas in your legs and swelling of your entire body. It is the reason for the so called carpal tunnel syndrome. You will recognize it if you see that the nerves around your wrists get swollen. If you see such symptoms, you’d better consult your general practitioner to find the appropriate way to relieve the unpleasant pains.

Recommended products

Maternea’s personal hygiene products Shower Oil and Intimate Gel are the hydrating foundation upon which any subsequent care will only be more effective. Our Anti-Stretch Mark Body Cream penetrates deep into the skin to protect it, and combines perfectly with Elasticity Oil, which prevents the surface layer of the skin drying out. Apply the cream in the morning and the oil in the evening. Our Breast Firming Cream improves the elasticity of the fine skin, and our Cooling & Relaxing Gel for Legs enhances vein tone and gives a feeling of lightness and freshness.

This week you should ...

Find out whether you can fly by plane – Consult your general practitioner if you have decided to travel by plain during the period between the 28th and the 32nd week. Furthermore, you’d better get a certificate from your general practitioner allowing you to take such trip, as some airlines require such certificate.

Live peacefully – Anxiety may chase you yet from the beginning of your pregnancy, but upon getting closer to your term, the worries about the delivery and all related things get stronger. However, they will not have any positive influence on the baby, so make everything possible to distract and avoid them.

Reduce the salt – If you notice that your legs are unusually swollen, try to reduce the amounts of salt to the maximum extent. The same applies to foods containing large amounts of sodium, if you have still not limited them (for example, preservatives, etc.).

Your skin during pregnancy

See what awaits you in the next three months.

Pregnancy by weeks

Here you will find useful tips and a lot of information for you and your baby's development per week.

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