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You’ve entered the third trimester, the final stretch of pregnancy in so many ways.

7 Months Pregnant: Common Symptoms

At this stage of the third trimester of pregnancy, it’s common to feel the effects of your growing tummy and of your progressing pregnancy. Explore third trimester symptoms & remedies to ensure the well-being of mother & baby in the last stretch of pregnancy. Symptoms can include:

  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen ankles and feet
  • Heartburn
  • Stretch marks
  • Itchy skin
  • Foot and leg cramps
  • Frequent urination
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety
  • Braxton Hicks contractions

Remember, everyone is different, and you may not experience all of these pregnancy symptoms. Some pregnancy symptoms that can worry mums-to-be include:

Stretch marks: At 7 months pregnant, your baby bump will be getting bigger each day. As a result, you might get stretch marks on your tummy, as well as your breasts, thighs, arms, or buttocks. Many women get these pink or reddish purple lines, but, after birth, they’ll usually fade with time. Keeping a healthy pregnancy diet and gaining the right amount of weight gradually throughout the pregnancy may help reduce the likelihood of stretch marks.

Itchy skin: As your skin stretches, it might also itch. Rub soothing oils or a gentle moisturiser on your skin and bathe in warm water, as hot water can be too drying for your skin.

Two Months Pregnant: Changes Inside and Out

Foetal Development: In the 2nd month of pregnancy, your little one, now known as a fetus, develops facial features such as the mouth, tongue, and nose. The eyelids close over and won’t open for several months. The buds of the ears will grow into a more prominent ear shape. In addition to little fingers and toes, toenails will grow. Your little one may start to make small movements, though you won’t be able to feel these yet.

By the end of the 2nd month of pregnancy, the organs, skeleton, and limbs will be in place. The placenta will have also formed and will provide nutrients to your little one over the rest of the pregnancy.

Changes to Your Body: At this stage, your body won’t look dramatically different, but your breasts may start to feel heavier and look fuller. At some point during pregnancy, some women also develop red- and purple-colored varicose veins, caused by increased blood volume and elevated hormone levels. Exercise can help prevent varicose veins, and for many women, they subside a few months after the delivery.

Second Month of Pregnancy Quick List

  • Early pregnancy appointments: Keep all of your prenatal appointments to make sure you’re staying healthy and progressing well. As early as this month, and often at your first appointment, your healthcare provider will be able to hear the fetal heartbeat. If you are expecting twins or more there will be more than one heartbeat.
  • Follow a healthy diet: Your doctor will be able to advise you on a nutritious and healthy pregnancy diet, and answer any questions you may have.
  • Pregnancy emotions: At 2 months pregnant, your emotional life might be a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Seek out a support group or speak to understanding loved ones about how you’re feeling. Also, try exploring our pregnancy calendar for pregnancy, post-pregnancy & baby care tips
  • Calculate your due date: If you haven’t yet calculated your due date, head over to the Pampers Due Date Calculator tool to find out when to expect your little one.