The Stomach Hasn’t Been Seen To Fall At 38 Weeks Of Gestation?
I want to ask, the wife’s pregnancy is already 38w but the stomach hasn’t looked down, is this a natural thing, but during this time my wife has no complaints. .
Hello Mr. Donny,
The shape of the stomach and its size do not always describe the state of the fetus. Usually in the first pregnancy, the abdomen is not too quickly enlarged and not too visible down because the muscles and skin is still elastic. In addition, other things such as body weight, fetal position, and belly fat distribution can also affect the shape of the stomach.
Usually the baby's head will enter the pelvis a few weeks before birth, but there are also some women who experience it a few hours before birth. Usually what feels is a lower stomach, easier breathing, urinating more frequently, a sense of pressure that sometimes aches in the pelvis, back / waist pain. But not all women feel all the symptoms. If you have doubts or worries, you can take your wife to see a gynecologist.
At this time you don't need to worry, keep watching and accompany your wife. Prepare for a good birth from determining the place of birth, preparing baby equipment, financially and of course the most important thing is mental preparation as a parent. Control as suggested by your wife midwife, learn the signs of childbirth is near. (Can be read in the article Giving Birth is Near)
Hopefully this is useful,