Development of pregnancy is vital for child reproduction. There are sequential stages that are involved in human pregnancy. These consists of pre-natal child developments. They are obviously three physiological developments of pregnancy. They include Zygotic stage, Embroynic stage and finaly Feoutic stage. Hence, the pregnancy that is pressumed to be at 36th week or nineth month is actually at Feoutic Stage of development. Significant complex pregnancy developments are at this final stage of human reproduction phases. Both the mother and the feoutus undergo numerous psycological and phyioligical changes that are associated with advance stages of pregnancy developments. The mother is mostly affected by these changes.
HOW THE BABY IS GROWING
1) PHYSIOLOGICAL DEVELOPENTS
a)Phyiological Changes to The Feotus
The pregnancy at this stage is actually at final processes of feotal developments. The feotus is readilly formed with all organs fully formed. The head is unproportionaly larger than the rest of the body and it is uprightly placed. The limps involving the legs of the feotus at this stage are fully formed and functional as well as the upper limps consisting of hands are workable. The eyes of the feotus are completely developed and functional even though the is no proof that the feotus can see inside the womb. The ears of the feotus are at advanced stages of becoming simultaneously sensible to the both inside the placental cover and outside world. The nose is actuall fully developed organ at this stage. The mouth, which contain another organ for sensing is fully formed but lack teeth. The internal organs are at this stage undergoing physiological changes that significant for fetal developments. The lungs of feotus, for instance, are completely formed even though, they are not workable as the feotus obtains oxygen from mother-feotus interface nutrients and gaseous exchange between the placenta and the mother’s blood. The fetal digestive sytem is a bit simple as the the mother undertakes degradation of complex food substances but release finer nutrients which are transmitted accross the placenta and readily absorbed by the feotus and integrately adsorped into the body.
b) The Physiological Changes To The Mother
The mother undergoes enormous growth in physiological changes. Extraordinary weight is put on at this stage. The mammary glands of the mother proceed to full enlargements. The excess are stored in form of fats and the areas where these fats are stored acts as shock absorbers.
The images obtained from the ultrasound shows a highly active feotus inside the uterus. The cervix of the mother is dilated as the mother begins to undergo labor.
2) THE SIGNIFICANT PREGNANCY CHANGES AT 36TH WEEK
A) Pregnancy Belly Appearance
The lower abdomen appears significantly large for the mother. The belly, at this stage, looks like dome-shaped smooth surface. The upper part is more curved than the lower belly..
B) Emotions and Behaviour of The Mother
The mother experience wider range of emotions and feelings including; euphoria, awe, happiness, anxiety, high state of excitement and state of labors set in. The state of eating is also being altered as the mother begins to take more smaller meals at an increased intervals. Sometimes the baby moves downwards to the pelvis in a process called lightening and thus produce a falling effect to the mother. The mother experience what it feels like carrying a whobbling ball in the middle of her legs. The Broxton Hicks contraction develops as a sign of labor. Thus, this make it necessary for the mother to be in constant contact with a doctor or midwife. The unborn child tends to undergo inversion position whereby the head is derected toward the cervix. At some point in time, the labors are expected to ensue. Thus, the much needed preparedness is the techniques to handle these kind of changes by the mother. Hence, there are quite important stages of labour;
1) First Stage
This stage is marked with early and active labors. The labors activity is enumerated by early stage when cervix is dilated with an approximately 4cm of the size. The palpilations movements transcend into active labors. The size of the cervix enlarges into about 8-10cm of the whole . The dilations and contractions occur simultenously with more regular pattern of 2 1/2 minutes interval.
2) Second Stage
The progression of labors is ensued by second stage where the dilations and contractions are more rapid and intense. They are normally referred to as ‘push’ labors. The cervix is dilated to an extent that the baby is ready to come out. The mother experience range of emotions including; euphoria, awe, excitement, pride, disbelief and many more. This progression of contraction and dilation with each push until the head of the baby ‘crowns’- the term used to describe the state whereby the larger part of the head is being seen from the cervix. The head is able to navigate through with additional push until the baby is finnaly born.
3) Third Stage
The stage is marked with ultimate labors immediately begin after the birth and end with the delivery of placenta.
The summary of all pregnancy at week 36 stage is significant with numerous checklists. The essential important items to be included in the checklist are contacts of friends, relatives and family members that need to be notified with good news of the new born baby after the birth.