Pregnancy Week by Week — baby

Pregnancy Week 39 - Week 40

Baby Growth Size is approximately 20.16 inches and 7.63 pounds. Your baby is the size of a watermelon. Your baby is now “full term”! Your baby’s brain is still developing. Your baby’s head may look a little pointy after delivery, due to the passage through the birth canal, but this is normal. You & Your Body You may be experiencing these symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions, pelvic pressure or sharp pains, leg cramps, trouble sleeping, fatigue, anxiety, and a “nesting” urge. Watch for these symptoms of labor: thick mucus, possibly with a tinge of blood (mucus plug released); nausea, diarrhea, water...

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Pregnancy Week 37 - Week 38

Baby Growth Size is approximately 19.61 inches and 6.80 pounds. Your baby is the size of a pumpkin. Your baby has improved dexterity and has developed just about everything except digestion and final development of the lungs, brain, and diagram. Your baby may be “dropping”, moving lower and into the birth canal. Your baby can come at any time now, but your baby may need these extra weeks to finish development. You & Your Body You may not gain any weight this month. You may still be experiencing these symptoms: heartburn, spotting (particularly after sexual activity), stretch marks, abdominal pressure,...

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Pregnancy Week 35 - Week 36

Baby Growth Size is approximately 18.66 inches and 5.78. Your baby is the size of a romaine lettuce. Your baby is about fully developed, and a lot of your baby’s growth is fat now. With less space, a lot of your baby’s movements have changed to rolls and wiggles. Your baby’s skull will remain soft to make delivery easier. You & Your Body These symptoms may persist: Braxton Hicks contractions, frequent urination, constipation, pains in your hips or pelvis, swollen ankles or feet, heartburn, and trouble sleeping. You may also find that it’s easier to breathe now. Tips Be aware...

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Pregnancy Week 33 - Week 34

Baby Growth Size is approximately 17.72 inches and 4.73 pounds. Your baby is the size of a pineapple. Your baby’s brain is continuing to develop and bones are hardening. Your baby should be kicking about 10 times in an hour, or less. Your baby is now keeping eyes open while awake.   You & Your Body During this week you may notice overheating, shortness of breath, vaginal discharge, cramps, clumsiness, foggy brain, and headaches. You may still notice some Braxton Hicks contractions after sexual activity or exercise. Real contractions aren’t comfortable, keep happening even when you switch position, and increase...

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Pregnancy Week 31 - Week 32

  Baby Growth Size is approximately 16.69 inches and 3.75 pounds. Your baby is the size of a cantelope. Your baby is getting plumper and is now turning his or her head from side to side and sucking his or her thumb. Your baby is hopefully beginning to move into position, with his or her head facing down. You & Your Body You may be waddling a bit and finding your bump is getting in the way of tying your shoes! Your symptoms may be persisting, such as shortness of breath, vaginal discharge, dry nails, Braxton Hicks contractions, leaky breasts,...

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