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Pregnancy Stages Last Month. A Father's Look .

By Charles Hopkins Published 10/23/2007 | Parenting
So, what can you expect for the pregnancy stages last month? The baby will soon be here and you might have been scared when you first discovered that your ability of being a father was going to be challenged. At some point, you probably got excited and had ideas about what was going to happen to you and your partner. If you have never experienced a pregnancy first hand, in all likelihood you have been surprised by all the things you've seen.

In many respects, your lives will stabilize. Your better half is probably over the mood swings and you've become used to the curious food cravings. Now, if you haven't already discovered, you can't take her very far without being aware of the location of bathrooms. In the pregnancy stages last month, the fetus has settled into your partner's pelvis, getting ready for the travel down the birth canal. That means that the fetus is pushing against its mother's bladder almost constantly.

As the fetus changes its positioning for the birth, it will likely apply a lot of pressure to the expectant mother's other internal organs and to her spine. If you think about what it would be like to hold a twenty-pound box in front of you for several weeks, you may begin to realize why your partner becomes so tired so easily and why she can't get comfortable when she sits or tries to sleep. If the expectant mother is expecting a multiple birth, her increased weight, the pressure sensation against her back and the lack of a good nights sleep will explain some of the grumpiness and surliness that can be present in the pregnancy stages last month. She might even get upset with you, but don't take this personally. It's most likely her way to cope with the whole ordeal.

Your partner may have done some housecleaning and rearranging of furniture in the beginning of the pregnancy. She could carry out another such period once again in the pregnancy stages last month. The arrival of the baby will be soon. The mother to be likely knows that she will do her last minute preparation now, while she has a little time and really doesn't have the get-up-and-go to do much else. Her lack of energy might even mean that she will require you to do some of the heavier work. Most would feel that this would be an appropriate thing to do!

The beginning of the third trimester often approximates the point of viability, or the ability of the fetus to survive, with or without medical help, outside of the mother's uterus. Generally, in the pregnancy stages last month, the fetus is fully grown and only gaining the weight it requires to survive on its own, so very little changes in the mother. The mother is waiting for the great day she births the baby, then the balance of the new mom and dad's new lives will commence.