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What to Think About When You're 7 Months Pregnant
Lying back, you look down at your stomach and see what appears to be an alien trying to claw its way out. Don't freak out—that's just your bundle of joy doing gymnastics.
If you're currently near or around the seven-month mark during pregnancy, you're definitely showing. Maybe your walking style has turned into something resembling a penguin's waddle, or back pains and swollen ankles are becoming a daily part of your life. It also may seem as if you've been pregnant forever—though it's only actually been seven months. Also, bear in mind that the next and last two months will also seem as if they'll go on forever. But it won't.
This article will address two key things you can do now at the seven-month mark of your pregnancy cycle:
- How to start thinking about your birth plan.
- How to pack your hospital bag.
This will not only help pass the time, but will better prepare you for when your little bundle of joy does arrive. Good luck and hang in there!
Start Thinking About Your Birth Plan
At seven months, you should definitely start thinking about your birth plan. You can discuss your options with friends, midwives, other mothers, or your OB. This is a great idea, seeing as how they might come up with ideas about things you've never thought about.
If this is your first pregnancy and you have no idea what sort of things a birth plan should include, then you can use this list of questions to get you started on the right path. Don't feel limited to just this list. Remember, this is your pregnancy and your birth plan. Feel free to add anything you would like. But, as a starting point, here are things you can consider:
- Who do you want in the room with you during the birth?
- What pain relief method would you prefer? (Research can be done to explore the many options that are available.)
- Would you like your partner present if you must have a Cesarean?
- What position would you like to give birth in?
- Would you like a mirror available so that you can see the baby being delivered? (Some hospitals provide these.)
- Who do you want to cut the umbilical cord?
What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag
Another thing you can do is begin to plan or pack your hospital bag. Try to approach this like you're packing for camp. In other words, pack anything and everything you think you may need.
It is a good idea to get this bag packed early, rather than wait until the due date. You never know exactly when the baby will come, unless you have a scheduled induction. Here is a list of suggested items to pack in your bag. Keep in mind that these are only suggestions.
- Your birth plan
- Books and crossword puzzles to pass the time
- Slippers for comfort
- Front buttoning/zipping nightgown
- Healthy snacks for afterward
- Movies (some hospitals have DVD players or VCR s in the room)
- Radio or MP3 player
- Change for the payphone in case the phone in your room is tied up
- Your phone charger in case you are there for a while
- Disposable underwear
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo, conditioner, and soap
- Towels and washcloths
- Nursing bras (if you plan to breastfeed)
- A list of phone numbers of people you wish to notify afterward
Remember, this should be a joyful and very exciting time in your life. As ready as you are to give birth, remember that after birth you may still crave the closeness that you and your baby once had. So, for now, enjoy every moment!
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Jennytreasure579@gmail.com on April 26, 2019:
I'm seven months pregnant with a baby girl i very happy and is my first child
Rehema on January 30, 2019:
Am seven month pregnant,but i have stetch marks ,what can i do to remove them?
precious on January 22, 2019:
...am seventh month pregnant, am having stomach bite, what is the cause of this..
Bridget on May 20, 2018:
i am seve months pregnant ,this is my first pregnancy i cant wait to hold my little prince
Vivien on May 17, 2018:
am 28wks old just can't wait for my bundle of joy to arrive.
Regina Egbon on April 19, 2018:
I'm 42 and im 7 months pregnant with my second child and it's a girl. I'm so excited to have a girl this time. My first kid was a boy 7 years ago. My husband wants and need a son, so I am feeling the pressure to try again immediatly. Wish me luck!!!!
Queen on April 05, 2018:
I am having a abdominal pains, ans this is my first baby. I dunno if this is normal or not.
Aluh on April 01, 2018:
M seven month pregnent,I went for a scarn when,I was 3 month pregnent its said is a boy,So I want to know is it true that scarn sometimes,Can guess ur baby in a negetive way?
Adelaide on October 18, 2015:
im 7months pregnant i cant wait to have my baby
bianca on July 16, 2015:
I'm 28 wks and longing to meet my baby...im not sure if its a boy or girl...I have had suggestions I should go for scanning but I opt to wait and meet my baby as for shopping I bought unisex clothes... I also think supporting others is better despite how they type or talk....I hope biancia ya happy with your child...
Angel on May 31, 2015:
I'm 7 months n I'm on my 3rd child n finally my last. I'm getting to old for this I'm 31 and I am a medical assistant.
zama on April 26, 2015:
I'm 28 weeks & I'm sooooo excited,well I don't know the gender of my little one but I'm hoping it is a baby girl.congratulation to all mummies outthere••••
gift on April 16, 2015:
who r we to judge a person by words we see yet we don't know the person nd how r we going to tell our kids that in life we are bond to make mistakes and they are people who wil help you learn from dos mistakes even when I'm not around?how wil our kids learn to love each other when their parents r doing the opposite,I'm scared 4 my child anyway I'm 7 months preg frst child and h is a boy I feel so lucky: To al de moms nd mommy 2b remember it takes a village 2 raise a child!!!
Anjuara Ahmed on March 05, 2015:
I m 26 yr old.It is my 1st pregnency n 7 month is going on.somtime i feel good but somtime i m scared.
Carl on July 18, 2014:
Hello my name is Carl and I got my wife pregnant, I am a proud soon to be father that looks up information on pregnancy so I can be more educated on this matter I am 28 and this will be our first, our baby is a girl due Auguest 14th, 2014 :)
alissa on January 09, 2014:
can't t be posible for a woman to give bith to 7month pregnant and the baby is health like 9month pregnant???????????? urgent answer
Sarah on December 17, 2013:
Abby on October 11, 2013:
Love my buddle of joy I'm 7 months
Mylindaminka on May 01, 2013:
В случае если вы решили приобрести маникюрный набор для личного пользования в парикашних условиях, то стоит определиться, какие именно инструменты вам нужны. Стоимость набора часто зависит от того, сколько и какие принадлежности в него входят. Поэтому нет смысла переплачивать за большие комплекты, если в дальнейшем вы не будете пользоваться большинством инструментов.
DI on April 30, 2013:
7 months! I've enjoyed my pregnancy so much, this has been a great 180 on my life. I'm blessed this love bug will soon be here.
p.s. those women commenting about how a sentence is typed are redic! Love one another, Peace.
Diana; English teacher.
Futamarka on March 09, 2013:
Если тональный крем изменил первоначальный тон - появился неприятный запах или выделились жиры, содержащиеся в креме, пришло время выбросить его. Никогда не смешивайте тональные кремы разных фирм, это может быть просто опасно для кожи.
NabsMubsjab on March 08, 2013:
When i employed to receive high on lifestyle although lately We've built up the level of resistance.
nondy on July 16, 2012:
i just do not believe that you could actually think that you can judge a person's intellect by whether they can speak or write English. Why is English so important, so what if she can not write English fluently, it is probably not her first language and really who cares. It just goes to show how little you know, but then again, you know what they say about empty tins....
rudy on July 07, 2012:
kim and alex are nothing but low lives before you judge a book look at yourselves first no one is perfect and by the way karma is a bitch..
Lori on June 11, 2012:
I am 7 months pregnant with number 2 (a girl this time!!)and the issue I am having is with my hormones. I find that dh and I are fighting a lot more and I can't seem to control some of my outbursts until it is too late. I try to count to 10 (like I teach our son when he gets upset too) but it doesn't cut it for me. I fear that dh and I are growing apart and I don't want to lose my relationship over hormonal inbalance. To give a little insight on myself, I am 27, full time worker and college student (graduating in Sept!), take care of our son full time, and take care of our house. He helps with the chores sometimes and I have to literally force him to find a sitter if I am going to be tied up and there is something he wants to do. Otherwise, I have to dig up the sitter, which gets old. Just feeling really stressed out a lot lately and I don't know how to explain this to him. I love him and have been with him for 10 years, I really want our family to work out but I am feeling a little hopeless at times over the issue.
Jasmine on June 08, 2012:
I am 7 months pregnant, with a bouncing baby girl. Very excited and can't wait for her to introduce herself to this world! But I will not want or have my child around anyone who believes in belittling others. It clearly shows how there child will be raised. I'm sure your parent once told you if "If you have nothing nice to say than don't say anything at all" plain in simple this is for expecting mothers to share there thoughts with others not to bring down women!!! News Flash to all you who think Kim was right -__-
Beth on May 29, 2012:
I'm 7 months pregnant, can I still get an abortion?
ayla on April 29, 2012:
well im 7 months pregnant and my baby is sitting very oddly in my stomach.. almost like shes sitting up in my right side. im not sure if this is normal but im kindve scared.. anyone know what's going on?
dignity123 on April 29, 2012:
wow bitch, wats your problem, u should control them hormones because their making you come across as a really ugly person, i just hope it don't rub off on the little un, bcuz it wud b very dissapointing 4 him/her. /b nice it wont kill u/
jessica on April 25, 2012:
Biancia didn't post anything to have to do with the way she TYPED! We can type anyway we want. How about helping her with her pregnancy, and letting her know it will be okay. I'm only 17 and have more respect for people than most of these ladies do.
& I'm 7 months! Can't wait for my baby boy!
zuly101 on April 07, 2012:
oops i mean kim not kia oh well your name isn't very important to me anyways but i don't want you thinking i can't spell either, you might give me an (F) for spelling your name wrong since you a wanna be teacher!!!
zuly101 on April 07, 2012:
i think the girls kim and dia and alexa and whoever else that got something to say bout biancia is some haters just because some people have problems spelling things doesn't mean their dumb!. It just makes you dumb for even commenting on that. Like are you even a teacher kim no i bet not so why would you be a Bitch to comment on that like its not like its a test or anything so that just makes you dumb for even coming at her for that And dia or whatever no you really don't understand you just wanna be a bitch and follow up too And alexa shes being rude beacause for one how would you want someone to come at you for you not being able to spell right or even put your baby in it!. Like i would fuck a bitch up for even saying some stuff like that to me and putting my baby in it when my baby don't got anything to do with the hole thing and kia instead of worry bout other people lifes and babys you need to worry bout your self and for other people. Like that can go fuck they self cause you not god to be judging anybody!!! And this web site is 7 months pregnant not no how to be a bitch at 7 months!
Hearttoheart on March 29, 2012:
Manny, something called ENGLISH uses something called
GRAMMAR to punctuate and make sense of sentences.
nicole on March 26, 2012:
Anyone being negative should have had an abortion.. Being a mom is a beautiful thing.. Thank god your still pregnant because some women aren't as lucky. Bashing anyone is sad and being that it was posted 2 years ago all u unhappy women need to look within yourselves and find happiness because your obviously miserable. And those looking for an argument are lonely.. That is all.! Good Luck To All The Happy Moms..
Manny on March 22, 2012:
Lol. Completely agree with Kim. Before you bring a child in this world I hope you work on yourself first. Perhaps pick up something called a "book".... Maybe learn how to read and write something called ENGLISH correctly is something not only you but your BABY would benefit from. Anyone can get pregnant and have a child. Ignorance is here to stay people :/
Awaiting you people to go ape sh*t on me anyday now. lol
victoria on March 22, 2012:
I'm 7 months and words can't truly explain how i feel.I was told I wouldn't never have children, but GOD had another plan for me!My baby boy Elijah is now and always will be the the love of my life. I was just told by the doctor that she seen something wrong with my baby right kidney, but i put everything in the man hands up above, he wouldn't bring me this far just to leave my side! But i will like all the mother's to pray for me and my Elijah. Now i like to address the comment Kim maded about how someone else spell.Look around you and see what's happen in the world today, kids getting killed, the wars, chance,and etc! Go protest and use your words to up lift the world. This site is for mothers and mothers to be to help get thur hard times and also spread the happiness we all feel.No disrespect to you but we don't need no bitter betty on this site so you can just leave this site and never come again. Kim if you knew better, you will do better. To each mother on this site and in the world, I wish all the happiness for you and child(s).
Jrdr29 on March 16, 2012:
Sad......ppl really???? Im a dad tobe in may.....can't wait til my lil man gets here......bbys are a blessing ppl....:-P
julissa on March 13, 2012:
im about 6 monthes and i can't wait till i hold my little baby for the first time its really active just like its daddy :) but im also very scared to give birth to it this is going to be my first baby and im really scared don't know what to expect but the help of God i believe everything is going to go just fine :) congrats to all mothers to be :)
paul on March 05, 2012:
my wife is just started her seventh month she is having a fibroid and we haven't known which method she should give birth wth coz the doctors are saying we can opt for an operation where the fibroid will also be goten rid of or if by any chance she gives birth she can opt for the removal later pliz advice. thanks
Brianna Shepherd RN on March 05, 2012:
Wow I thought we're shuring experience with being pregnat not how rude and disrespectfull we could be to one another. Kim if u don't have anything nice to say than u shouldn't say anything at all we learn that as kids. Just because she had some typos doesn't mean she is dumb but u shure did show us your ignorance.
paulinec on March 01, 2012:
So excited I have a 4 year old son and 7 months pregnant with a Girl..it has been different from when I was pregnant with my
son.. good luck to everyone!!
bestmum on February 13, 2012:
let's focus on what's best for the newborn babies and welcome the new generation
kaylajean on February 04, 2012:
im so scared because this is my first kid and im 18 and all my babys dady wants to do is be with other women and its like he dose not care about the baby he just cares about himself i don't have a clue on what to do or say to him ??????????????
PRIS on January 30, 2012:
I am 28 weeeks and can't wait to have my baby. He will be my first born and i am so excited. i will give him all the love i never had in my life. Anyone out there tired of sleeping on their sides?
aya on January 30, 2012:
am 7 months too, i am super nervous... Da father didn't stick around (from da 1st month) bt its ol gud, it aint da end of da world.. Da support i get from ma mum is more than enaf.. Hope y'ol r enjoyin motherhood(whether u r stil pregnant or hv already given birth) mmmmmmmwa!
mytwo babies on January 29, 2012:
Ppl get under my skin at times. to have read all these comment you ladies should be ashamed of yourselves for downing her on her spelling. i do the same thing at times when i don't have much time to type. im 7 months and so ready to have my lil girl. god bless you all and good luck :)
Jocelyn on January 19, 2012:
I'll be 7 months on Tuesday with my little girl Grace Anna Lynn(: I'm due on April 20th and I just can't wait until she gets here. The back pains are starting to get worse and the hips. Unfortunately, her father didn't stick around.. But I'm going to do everything in my power for her. She's already my world! Good luck everyone, hope all goes well!
Nicole on January 19, 2012:
Iv come on this page to see what my baby looks like now, well iv got 9 weeks left, and the comments have killed my mood, have i entered English class? not being funny but do you not think its more dumb too degrade some one over how people spell lol were all here for the same thing so why kill the mood.....thanks a lot. I mean if i had any complaint about pregnant women it would be against the ones who keep spitting out children they dont even give a shit about but that's just my opinion, it doesent matter weather ur fat slim educated uneducated and shit, all that matters is if you're going to be a good mother to you're child so W.E
Loly on January 16, 2012:
I am 7 months pregnant with my first and it's a girl! I thank God for everything - this little girl changed my life for the better. My husband and I are so happy together, even with my hormones swinging around! Life is truly beautiful when you have children.
sam on January 13, 2012:
i am 7 months pregnant with ma first child am so excited till i see him thank u god 4 your special gift.
kieadra on January 10, 2012:
It's so wonderful to see all u pregnant women happy during your pregnancy... I'm going.thru a lot. My son who is now 5 yrs old never put me thru so much
Sammy on January 10, 2012:
Well some ppl get angry when they see how some people type... I mean, if your going to say something or spell something, itd might as well b right...right? why do it the wrong way
bitchybitch500 on January 04, 2012:
dnt feel sorry for her that bitch need to learn how to stop speaking ghetto and shyt
kristina on December 30, 2011:
I just wanna say you don't have to spell perfect to love a child... And love is what it's all about right! My mother has a learning disability and it did not affect me what so ever!She wasn't a great speller or great at math.... So what..... she loved me and the rest just came. .. So before you bully think about it.... What if you were just a concerned mom to be and you were attacked by a bunch of mean women. ... Im just gonna pray for y'all! & in the words of many southerners "God bless your heart"
jayjay on December 25, 2011:
Its so sad to know that people pick on other's for such simple things like spelling mistakes!For Gods sake!this is a preg site not a spell check site!Its obvious that KIM has nothing better to do with her time!i feel sorry for her and her!i hope her kid will have better manner's than her so our future generation can make this world a better place not a worse one!..DEAR BIANCA i hope you are well and happy with your baby and that God blesses you and your baby..please never take any notice of women who are board and have nothing beter to do than to put other's down.I understod your comment and im sure all other's did too...KIM did too!but she just wanted to take her frustrations of life out on an inocent person!...ANYWAY!...im 7 months and well exited to see my little boy!I hope we women(sister's in humanity!)all learn to respect each other and give each other good sincere advice and to help each other through good times and bad ..in this test called... LIFE!
Megan on December 17, 2011:
Jamie - agreed.
Alison Playford on November 25, 2011:
Wow...this went ridiculous quickly!!! Congrats to all expecting mothers and mothers already!! I am 7 months as well and very VEEEEERYYYYY EXCITED!!! For everyone wasting energy on the negativity in this thread it really isn't worth it!!! :)
Dbuznez619 on November 21, 2011:
11 years later, im having a girl! Excited and nervous. 8)
SANDRA on November 21, 2011:
BBY'S R WUNDERFUL GIFT N ANGELS FROM GOD, ALMOST 7 MON WIT MI 2ND N SO EXCITED N CAN'T NOT WAITE 2 C MI BBY, GOD HAS REALLY BLESS ME
JUDY on November 20, 2011:
WELL I HAVE READ A LOT OF THESE COMMENTS,AND AS I AM GOING TO BE A NANNA FOR THE FIRST TIME BY MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, I FEEL ALL OF YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN AND BE GRATEFUL FOR THE JOY OF BEING PREGNANT.
IT IS ALL VERY FRIGHTENING AND OF COURSE BEING ABLE TO SPELL OR NOT DOESN'T GIVE ANY OF YOU THE RIGHT TO MAKE JUDGEMENT ON THIS LADY.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE A HEART AND THAT MAGIC WORD UNDERSTANDING////
Breezi on November 20, 2011:
Who has the time to sit and correct other people.. if that bitch kim was more focused on her CHILD then she wouldn't have time to try and correct peoples errors. good way to talk shit behind a computer screen because your bitch ass would have been slapped saying it to someones face. miserable ignorant bitch..i bet your sitting behind the computer eating a big fat bowl of icecream and about 300 lbs haha..or you may be a plastic surgery blonde thinking about the next surgery to take out on your ugly face.
Myra Claire on November 15, 2011:
Am 7 months pregnant and anxious to so Biancia aint alone.can we not judge other people according to their eduction...thts slang.
Dede on November 12, 2011:
Kim if I saw u on da street id hit you I aint writing correctly bash me and I graduated with honors its called slang bitch ugh and how u feel sorry for an innocent child? 7months can't wait to see her..
Francheska on November 03, 2011:
First of all im from the virgin islands and that's the way we speak. Its called an accent kim. Its so funny how people always have negative things to say any ways about PREGNANCY!!!! I am 7 months as well and am so anxious about meeting my baby girl. I can't wait to see her. Instead of drama can someone give me advice about what to do to calm my self down and pass time by. Thank you
amanda on October 16, 2011:
drama drama drama
deedee on October 04, 2011:
just let any one know the way biancia is speaking is not a typo it call slang texting so the one who spoke first (KIM)know what you talking about first before you start being rude: but anyway i had to say something it made me upset, but to the ladies who are expecting good lucky on your new born baby. :)
Tshepo on October 04, 2011:
My girlfrend is also 7months pregnant and i Havnt realy been with her during the pregnancy due to certain circumstatnces but i so wish i could be there with last 2 remaning months so that i can be able to support her during the period of delivery and 4 that matter 2 cut the umbilical cord love you pontsho
TiNa on September 30, 2011:
I'm 7 months pregnant and loving every movement my baby boy makes. 2 more months and he'll be in my arms (:
sissi on September 17, 2011:
Im 7month im glad to have a baby cuz datz a gave fr god im love in it! God bless you all!
shonda on September 12, 2011:
I'm 31wks n loving it
ziare on August 05, 2011:
iM 7MONTHS PREGNANT & I've TESTED POSitive FOR premature labor iM A LITTLE SCARED. BUT NOT REALLY CAUSE I HAVE losts of support from the father of mychild I've HAD TO GET 2shots in each hip & now I'm EXCITED && CAN't WAIT TO MEET MyPRINCESS :)
monique on May 30, 2011:
Loving my pregnancy almost due can't wait to see my baby boy
Chantal on May 28, 2011:
WELL!!! Talk about crazy pregnant women!! LOL Hope everyone is doing fine! Bless!