Foetal Development

Congratulations on your pregenancy!
This is the start if a fascinating 9-month journey where you will experience changes
to your body as your baby grows inside you. Here’s what happens…

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Month 8


Your baby is getting ready for birth and is probably in the head-down position. This month will see your baby’s brain grow dramatically. With the exception of the lungs which still need a few more weeks of development, most of the other organs are already developed. Your baby’s body begins to store calcium, phosphorus and iron although the bones will remain soft for a while longer. Those little fingernails continue to grow and may need a trim after birth!

Baby’s Length

17 inches, a bundle of joy.

Baby’s Weight

5 – 6 pounds.

# Tips for mum:
By now you’ll certainly feel ungainly as your centre of gravity shifts and your stomach continues to grow larger. Your ribs may begin to feel sore as the baby pushes up against them and those constant trips to the bathroom return, as baby presses on your already cramped bladder.

  • Stand up straight and practice
    good posture at all times
  • Do place a sturdy table by your bedside for support when you stand up
  • Sleep on your side with one leg crossed over the other
  • Take iron and calcium supplements
  • Take as much rest as you can