Around this week, your baby might start descending into your pelvis, giving room to your lungs but exerting more pressure on your bladder.
As the baby descends and the pressure builds on the bladder, you might feel like peeing quite often. However, don’t cut down on your water intake as this could make you dehydrated and constipated.
At week 35, you’re in the eighth month.
At the end of the 35th 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 a few more weeks left for his/her official arrival.
Baby’s Length: 46.2 cm
Baby’s Weight: 2.4 Kg
As pregnancy progresses, your uterus has been expanded a 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 the uterus under the ribs. Try taking deeper breaths and rest when you feel exhausted.
As your ballooning uterus reaches your rib cage, you’ll probably end up with a good deal of heartburn and bloating.
Factors such as increased weight, hormonal changes, and looser ligaments all contribute to your balance being a bit off while walking.
With the excitement of the initial months fizzling and constant kicking becoming tiring, most pregnant women might start feeling bored being pregnant.
This is a preconception phase and you need to take better care of yourself to ensure a smooth pregnancy. Therefore, you should: