At the end of 35th week, the baby’s height measures approximately 50 centimeters and looks like the size of a coconut. This week, your baby’s brain undergoes intense growth with neurons and their connection to the brain. This will help the baby to receive brain stimulations with ease after birth. The skull surrounding the baby’s brain will remain soft because it will help the baby to easily squeeze through the birth canal during labour. This week, your little one looks more like a newborn and only few more weeks left for his/her officially arrival.
The ideal weight of the baby at the end of 8th month is approximately 2.4 kg (5.25 pounds).
As pregnancy progresses, your uterus has been expanded thousand times its original size to accommodate the growing baby, amniotic fluid, sac and placenta. You might have gained about 11-13 kilograms by now which is considered normal in pregnant women. You may occasionally experience breathlessness due to the pressure exerted by uterus under the ribs. Try taking deeper breaths and rest when you feel exhausted.
This week, there are no additional symptoms but the already existing ones such as frequent urination, heart burn, indigestion, headaches, backaches and leg cramps, bleeding gums and Braxton Hicks contractions (a pre-rehearsal irregular contraction) will prevail throughout your third trimester.