9 month of pregnancy

By the 9th month of pregnancy, the eyes and pupils of the fetus are more developed and he has a greater amount of body fat.

The fetus during the 33rd and 34th week

During the 33rd and 34th week of pregnancy:

  • The fetus has a cephalo-rachidian length (CRL) of about 30 centimeters.
  • His eyes have developed enough to force him to dilate his pupils when exposed to light.
  • The lanugo, the fine and soft hair of the fetus, has almost disappeared.

The fetus during the 35rd and 36th week

During the 35th and 36th week of pregnancy:

  • The fetus has a CRL of about 32 cm.
  • The fetus is considerably fatter and its skin is no longer wrinkled.

Symptoms of pregnancy at the 9th month

  • The fetus is always growing, and always puts a strain on the body of the woman who is 9 months pregnant.
  • The common symptoms of pregnancy at this time can continue until the end of pregnancy.
  • These symptoms include: fatigue, trouble sleeping, difficulty holding urine, shortness of breath, varicose veins and stretch marks.
  • During this month, some fetuses move to the lower part of the uterus: this can relieve constipation and heartburn in the pregnant woman that is more common in early pregnancy.
  • Some fetuses, however, do not move until the end of pregnancy.

Katherine Johnson, M.D., is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with clinical expertise in general obstetrics and gynecology, family planning, women’s health, and gynecology.

She is affiliated with the Obstetrics and Gynecology division at an undisclosed healthcare institution and the online platform, Maternicity.com.

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