Pregnancy week by week, Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 35, Month 8

pregnancy week by week, Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide  Week 35, Month 8
Wondering what to expect from Week - 35

Baby’s Growth

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.

Baby’s Weight

The ideal weight of the baby at the end of 8th month is approximately 2.4 kg (5.25 pounds).

Mother’s Health

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.

Pregnancy Symptoms

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.

Pregnancy Tips

  • To control swelling in the feet and ankles, leave some books under the pillow and keep your feet on top of it at an elevated position. 
  • To check frequent urination, limit your fluid intake as the bedtime draws closer but have sufficient water throughout the day. Never limit your water intake.
  • Read books about labour and breast feeding or ask your gynecologist about the same to clear your doubts and get prepared for the big day.
  • Understand the difference between Braxton Hicks contractions and actual labour contractions to identify false alarms.