Questions to ask your doctor when you’re 7 months pregnant

Questions To Ask Your Doctor When You’re 7 Months Pregnant.

At 7 months pregnant, you will enter the last trimester of your pregnancy and will be seeing your doctor almost every week. As you and your doctor see more and more of each other every month, and get on with a series of vaccinations, lab tests, ultrasounds, physical exams, and blood tests, there are some questions that you should also ask him or her in order to make the most out of her expertise and experience. They will not only clear your doubts but also give you confidence as you reach the day of your baby’s birth:

  • Ask her to conduct all the necessary tests for Anemia, Group B Strep and other conditions that happen during pregnancy to avoid all risks and future complications for both your and your baby’s well-being.
  • Ask her to modify your diet according to the baby’s size and your physical condition so that both of you are getting ample nutrition and your baby continue to grow at a satisfactory rate.
  • Ask her for the best sleeping position according to the position of the baby in your belly. You’ll thank her for life!
  • 7th month of pregnancy is a good time to take her advice on cord blood banking. Cord blood banking can not only be beneficial for your baby but for your entire family. You can also visit mycord.com to know everything about it!
  • Consider taking pregnancy counseling from her since the changes in your body are going to become drastic from the 7th month of pregnancy.
  • Ask her about the various therapies that may help you relax and soothe your aches and ease your swellings since the body of every woman is different. She will know exactly which therapy or remedy will work for you.
  • Ask her about the kind of exercises and physical activities you can do and how much your body can endure since exercise is of the best ways of entering a smooth and pain free labour.

 

Prenatal visits to a gynecologist starting from the 7th month of pregnancy become extremely important so remember to be completely honest with your doctor and always ask her questions and let no doubt remain within you regarding anything at all. It’s always better to confirm things from an expert than assuming things on your own.

Insomnia during Pregnancy

How should one cure insomnia during pregnancy?

Insomnia During Pregnancy

Most women experience a significant decrease in the quality of sleep. It turns out that pregnancy can make you feel exhausted all the day and it cause insomnia at night.

Here are some of the most common causes of insomnia during pregnancy, plus a few tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.

 

What is insomnia?

Insomnia means you have experienced difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It is very common for pregnant women to experience insomnia during all stages of pregnancy especially if it is your first pregnancy, but it tends to be more common in the first and third trimesters. Between midnight bathroom breaks, hormonal missbalnce and pregnancy woes such as congestion and heartburn, you might be spending more time out of your bed than in it.

The good news is Insomnia can be miserable for the women but it’s not at all harmful for the baby.

What causes insomnia during pregnancy?

Dear Moms-to-be, there are many reasons you might be wide awake in the awkward hours and these includes:

  • Frequent loo breaks
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Back cramp / stiffness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Leg cramps
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heartburn
  • Dramatic dreams

Other causes of insomnia can be stress-related and especially might occur when you feel anxious about the labor or justifying the role of being a new mother. These thoughts can cause disruption of sleep at night, especially after your second and third visit to the loo.

It is very difficult to distract yourself from these thoughts, but try to remember that thinking about such problem is not providing any solution.  Instead, try to write down all of your concerns in a paper. This will give you a chance to consider possible solutions while discussing with your family, friends and even with your doctors later. If there are no solutions, or there is nothing you can do, turn the page in your journal and focus on another worry. This can help empty your mind so you can rest.

Being upfront with your partner about your feelings and worries can also help you feel better.

1.Set sleep time:

Set sleep time

Best way to manage insomnia during pregnancy is to set up good sleep habits by making a routine to go to bed every night.

2.Listen to soothing music before bedtime

Listen to soothing music before bedtime

Make routine with something relaxing music to be comfortable before you go to sleep.

3.Reading Books

Reading Books

Avoid screen time at least an hour before bed. Blue light from the TV, your mobile phone, or tablet can have an impact on your body’s circadian rhythm. Try reading a book instead.

4.Soothing bath before going to bed

 

Soothing bath before going to bed

Taking a soothing bath might also make you sleepy. Just be careful that the temperature isn’t too hot — that can be dangerous for your developing baby.

5.Drink Up Schedule

Drink Up Schedule

Drink Up Schedule

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. But try to minimize the water intake after 7.30-8.00 pm.

6.Say No to Caffeine

say no to coffee

say no to coffee

Try to avoid caffeine induced product from your regular meal especially after late afternoons.

7.Diet schedule

Eat a healthy diet and try to enjoy your food slowly to reduce the chance of Heartburn or indigestion. For which you can plan your dinner early but don’t go to bed hungry.

8.Intake of Ice-cream

Intake of Ice-cream

Intake of Ice-cream

Ice cream is delicious. Whether you eat at night or day doesn’t matter. It’s not ‘bad’ in any sense. But you have to be conscious about your body because if you ingest that food — water, fat, sugar, and deliciousness — it will have to be handled by your body. And try to avoid its intake late in the night.

9.Room Climate

Room Climate

Room Climate

Keep your bedroom silent, dark and cool for the required sleeping condition and try to use a night lamp during your visit to the loo at midnight and try to avoid bright lights.

10.Distract

Distract

Distract

If you suddenly woke up at midnight then try to engage yourself reading books or something else unless you feel sleepy then lying on the bed and stirring to the clock.

11.Start Meditation

Insomnia during Pregnancy

Meditation is a great technique which helps you to relax and positive thinking. That’s the reason currently most of the birthing centers incorporated yoga and meditation in antenatal classes before childbirth.

Conclusion:

Most of the pregnant women, Experience insomnia during antenatal is common.  If you are facing trouble to sleep at night. Try to take naps during daytime but try to avoid sleeping pills, supplements or herbal sleep induced products unless you consult with your gynaecologists.

If your Insomnia is severe, and impacting your ability to function. Your doctor may be able to prescribe a sedative which is safe to take during pregnancy and not affecting your baby.