All about the ninth month of your pregnancy

You're getting there! Now, around this time, you might feel a little clumsy or as if you might lose your balance. Having trouble sleeping at night? Experiment with different sleeping positions. Swollen breasts? That's because they're beginning to fill with milk by this time.

You're almost there! Now, around this time, you might feel a little clumsy or as if you might lose your balance.

Having trouble sleeping at night? Experiment with different sleeping positions.

Swollen breasts? That's because they're beginning to fill with milk by this time.

Common Symptoms

- Leaking Breasts

- Pelvic Pressure

- Hemorrhoids

- Bladder Issues

- Indigestion and adicity

- Braxton Hicks

 

What is happening with your baby?

Your baby's eyes will have colour by this time but they are not fixed and may change within the next six months. Around this time, he will be receiving antibodies through the placenta as his immune system is still rather weak. The antibodies will be received via your colostrum with milk when he is born.

 

 What to eat during your ninth month of pregnancy?

Foods that have high fiber content like whole-grain breads, cereals, fruits, dates and vegetables.
Foods that are rich in iron such as chicken, fish, broccoli, spinach, peas, lentils, soybeans, berries, dried fruits including prunes, grapes, oranges and apples.
Foods that are rich in calcium like dairy products, collard greens, almonds, oatmeal and sesame seeds.
Foods that have a high vitamin C content like citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli.
Foods that have a high folic acid content like green leafy vegetables, legumes.
Foods that have a high vitamin A content like carrots, sweet potato, spinach and cantaloupe.

 

Things to prepare in the ninth month of pregnancy

Your birth plan

Your decision on matters like circumcision and cord blood banking

Basic equipments and furniture for baby's arrival

Hospital bag

 

Note: Every pregnancy and every baby develops differently. This page is designed to give a general idea of your nine month of pregnancy.