8 Months Pregnancy Precautions To Follow

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Are you feeling the kicks and pokes in your ribs and feeling that your baby is taking turns? If yes, then it is time for your baby to arrive soon. Eighth month of pregnancy is a very crucial time. You would start feeling the contractions pretty regularly, colostrum leakage in your breasts and sometimes a leaky bladder when you sneeze, laugh or cough.

This is the time when your baby is taking the final shape and you experience tremendous pressure around your lower back. Most women experience physical symptoms like constipation, bloating, indigestion, headaches, dizziness, leg cramps, nasal congestion, hot flashes etc. Your estrogen levels increase and your pelvis expands to accommodate the growing baby.

Therefore you need to take extra care during this period and consult your doctor pretty regularly. Here is a list of 8 months pregnancy precautions which you need to follow for a safe and hassle free labour:


Do Not Stand For Long

This is the most important 8 months pregnancy precaution to follow. As the baby grows inside you the pelvic pressure increases. Due to this pressure on your lower back, you may experience a lot of pain. So, avoid standing for too long. If possible take bed rest during this time.


Stay Active

We are not asking you to hit the gym to stay fit. Join the prenatal aerobics or yoga classes. This will help you to be relieved of the aches and pains which you may be experiencing quite often during this time.


Watch Your Diet

Eat fiber rich foods like whole grain bread, kiwi, nuts, leafy greens, brown eggs, fish and tofu. It is extremely important 8 months pregnancy precaution to follow.


Listen To Your Body

Pay attention to the signal your body gives you during this time. If you feel tired, take rest. If you feel hungry, eat a healthy snack. But do not ignore the signs which you body gives you.



It is very important that you have a sound sleep during the 8th month of your pregnancy. You need to sleep at least 8 hours in the night and 45 minutes in the afternoon.


Visit The Doctor

Regular check up is absolutely mandatory. Apart from that if you notice something strange happening to your body, do not ignore. Keep your doctor's number handy and call him/her up.

Read more about: prenatal, pregnancy
Story first published: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 21:00 [IST]
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