Almost to the end, only 8 weeks to go! There are still a few
unlikely, but potential complications you should be aware of. The
first is placenta previa. Placenta previa is rare, but is more common
in women who have had more than one child. In placenta previa, the
placenta either blocks or partially blocks the cervix. The pressure
of the baby on the placenta can cause painless bleeding during the
last trimester. If the obstruction is complete, it may require a
Cesarean Section. You OB will be able to tell if you have placenta previa
with an ultrasound. Another condition is abruptio placenta, this is
when part of the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus. This
will cause some pain and bleeding. If you experience this, it's
important to call your doctor right away. If the abruption is large,
your baby could be at risk.
Your uterus is approximately 5 inches above your navel. You may be
able to feel your baby's buttocks as he moves about.
Baby now weighs about almost 4 pounds and is about 18.9 inches long.
She will soon be settling in head down, to get ready for birth.
Disclaimer - Each pregnancy, expectant mother, and unborn child is different. Your pregnancy may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the average pregnancy. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice your may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, we advise you to contact your doctor.