This week, your baby grows as long as 20 inches and weighs around 2kg. The central nervous system is still maturing and the lungs are almost developed to survive outside the womb. The baby’s fingernails will be completely formed by the end of this week. Now your baby can hear sounds clearly so you can start talking and singing to him/her. Your little junior is actively practicing a sleep schedule by closing the eyes while sleeping and opening them while awake.
The week’s weight of the baby is estimated to be approximately 2.1 kg (4.73 pounds).
This week, the pelvic joints loosen up as the body prepares for labour. For some pregnant women, this may cause tingling sensation or numbness in the pelvic region while walking. If the pain persists, let your gynecologist know to treat it safely. If your blood group is rhesus negative, you should take the second dose of anti-D injection by this week.
At week 34, you may experience blurry visions, dry eyes and irritation which are part and parcel of pregnancy discomforts, caused by the pregnancy hormones. Although this is not a common symptom, some women may experience it, so do not panic if your friends or mother didn’t go through the same. The other common symptoms include leg cramps, back aches, bloating and gas, indigestion, heart burn, constipation etc.