Pregnancy By Month

9 Months Pregnant – Ultrasound, Symptoms, Belly: What to Expect

9 Months Pregnant Ultrasound and Belly
Written by Stephanie McClane

Being a mother is a beautiful feeling. At 9 months pregnant, you’ll soon hold your baby in your hands for the first time. There is no doubt that becoming a mother is a blessing for women, but the journey of pregnancy is not an easy task.  There are lots of changes a woman’s body goes through during the pregnancy. Fortunately for you, if you’re at the 9th month it is the last step of this journey. Here is everything you should know.

9 Months Pregnant Ultrasound

When you enter the 9th month of your pregnancy, your baby is considered term. There are few test and ultrasounds line up in this month to ensure the smooth arrival of the baby and that everyone is in good health. The 9 months pregnant ultrasound (39 weeks) and fetal development show the growth of the baby. The doctor can see the size of the baby, tell the weight and once the clean amniotic fluid looks milky because the baby shedding the protective layer from the skin.

9 Months Pregnant Belly Size

The first trimester is the only time when you hardly show any baby bump. When you enter the third trimester, your belly starts to stretch more and more every week since your baby is growing day by day and gaining all major organs and body part. At 9th month your belly size will be huge as the baby is almost developed and preparing for the birth. You may gain extra 2 to 3 pounds in your 9th month and your belly may increase one or two inches because now the baby is in full growth and move around in the womb.

9 Months Pregnant Symptoms

The 9th month is the month of the countdown where your body prepares itself for the childbirth. Your baby reaches the stage of full growth in your womb during 9th month and prepares to see the world. Here are a few 9 months pregnant symptoms that show you are in the last month of pregnancy and your body is preparing to birth the child.

  • You feel bursts of energy sometimes, but fatigue other times due to the growth and the movement of the baby.
  • The urge to pee is more frequent as the baby press to the bladder.
  • You face difficulties in sleeping, sitting and experience more aches in the back and legs than usual.
  • You may feel false contractions often.

Preparation for Labor

Entering the 9th month of the pregnancy is the final step of the journey where you and your body prepare to welcome the baby into this world. Resting is going to be your favorite thing to do at this point, because of the growth of your uterus. 

To prepare for the labor visit your doctor every week to know the progress of the baby. Keep all the essentials ready for the hospital and for the baby arriving.

Being a Mother is one of the most beautiful feelings of the world. The 9th month of pregnancy shows that you have successfully gone through the ups and downs of the journey. So now do all the rest, eat a proper diet and prepare to welcome your baby into this world.

About the author

Stephanie McClane

Hi, I’m Stephanie. I graduated college with a business degree and a minor in biology. I met my husband at a business convention and was happily marriage and pregnant within the first two years after saying the words “ I do”.

Jennifer is the eldest of the three. Being pregnant with her, my first, I researched everything pregnancy related and read nearly every book. Giving birth to Anthony and Matty seemed more natural and less stressful the third time around.

I’m happy to share what knowledge I have gathered and learn new things from other mothers. From morning sickness to Anencephaly, or potty training to thumb sucking, I have books and resource guides to share.