Pregnancy week 35: Your week by week pregnancy guide
Your baby's liver and kidneys are now fully developed. Pretty amazing, huh? As for you, mum, find out what you may experience when you cough or sneeze.
At pregnancy week 35, your little one is slowly, but steadily growing and maturing to ensure that he will be healthy once he comes out of your womb! Read on to know more.
How Big is Your Baby?
At 35 weeks, your baby is about the size of a honeydew melon. He should be at least 32cm long, and weighs about 2.55kg.
Your Baby’s Development
In this week by week pregnancy guide, you’ll learn that:
- Your baby is continuously putting on the necessary weight; his/her body constitutes 15 percent of fat.
- He/she kicks more often now.
- He/she has fully developed kidneys and liver which are ready to process some of his/her body’s waste products.
- His/her brainpower is developing at a tremendous rate.
- Your ever-expanding uterus reaches up to your rib cage now.
- At pregnancy week 35, heartburn and other gastrointestinal problems are keeping you busy.
- The frequent trips to the bathroom haven’t stopped.
- You may experience a lack of bladder control when you cough, sneeze, or even laugh.
- You may encounter occasional headaches.
- Skin rashes are another problem that may trouble you.
- You may also notice your gums bleeding.
- It is possible that you haven’t stopped feeling clumsy.
- You may experience some mild contractions—Braxton Hicks contractions—as your body prepares itself for labour.
- Now is the right time to get vaginal and rectal culture done to check any growth of bacteria.
- Practice Kegel exercises as they will strengthen your pelvic muscles for delivery.
- Remember to keep yourself hydrated during the day.
- Stick to healthy eating.
- As you are nearing the D-day, you may be getting nervous. Soothe yourself by diverting your mind to things that you love to do.
- Wash, fold, and put away all your baby’s clothes. Theses activities will help keep your mind off things.
- If you haven’t yet, create a birth plan (download it here) long before the first contractions hit! This way, you’ll know whom to call and where to go when you enter labour. That said, by now you should have programmed important numbers in your mobile phone.
- Join the Baby Bonus Scheme.
Your next week: 36 weeks pregnant
Your previous week: 34 weeks pregnant
Do you have questions on this week by week pregnancy guide? What are your current concerns, mums? Leave us a comment below!