Week 33 – 36 of your pregnancy: What to expect?

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The beginning of something new is always a unique life experience. This absolutely strikes home when it comes to pregnancy. Every new mother is curious to know about the process. That’s why we prepared a series about the weeks of pregnancy.

After the previous periods of the pregnancy, let’s continue with weeks 33 through 36.

Week 33

You feel your baby is moving as well as him kicking. He can hear your voice, communicate with him. He has around 30 centimeters and almost 2 kilograms. His bones and almost fully hardened, although they will not fuse together allowing continual growth during childhood.

You may want to consider creating a birth plan around this time. Having a birth plan is helpful because it means you’ll be ready for any unexpected things that may come up during labor.

Week 34

Your baby is around 32 cm and 2,2 kg. Your baby has almost completely shed the lanugo and is starting to grow real hair and his skin will become soft and smooth.

Do you find that you just can’t that ring off your finger? Are your legs swollen? Your body is holding water. Sometimes, taking vitamin B helps.

Week 35

If your baby was born this week, he would be a healthy baby. He is awake more than in the previous weeks and his legs are becoming so strong that it hurts when he kicks and moves around. All of your baby’s organs are completely functional and he is ready to take on the world – in a month’s time!

If you could peek inside, you’d see that there’s more baby than amniotic fluid in there. Your uterus is pushing on other organs meaning you have to probably pee more often and have heartburn. If not, you’re one of the lucky ones!

Week 36

Your baby starts to smile and glower. The uterus feels very small for the baby who has around 34 cm and 2,75 kilograms.  Your baby is likely head down.

Your breasts are bigger and more sensitive. Also, by now you think about the birth all the time and may experience anxiety. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there!