Getting bigger and bigger Your baby is now collecting nourishment needed for the delivery. He or she draws in the amniotic fluid in the lungs and presses it out, again and again. The last of this water is pressed out during delivery.
Time to load up on carbohydrates. You are probably feeling more frequent and stronger contractions, nothing to worry about. But it is a reminder: Now it’s time to eat a lot of carbohydrates such as pasta and bread. When labour starts, you will be consuming approximately 500 calories per hour. It is a marathon run to give birth and you will do well to prepare yourself for it. Rest a lot, eat well and store up on carbohydrates so that you can cope better.