Your baby will kick a lot during this week, to the point where it might hurt you a bit. Try lying down on your sides to get some relief.
Am I In Labor Already?
This week you might start experiencing contractions similar to labor pains. But before you panic, let us tell you that these are Braxton-Hicks contractions, or false labor, and is a normal pregnancy occurrence.
At week 32, you’re in the eighth month.
All the major organs of your baby will be fully developed by this week except for the lungs. This means, even if your baby is born this week, the chances of survival are great; such a relief, huh? This week, the baby tends to spend more time sleeping and practicing survival techniques such as breathing, swallowing, etc. As more and more fat accumulates under the baby’s skin, it becomes more opaque and also soft & smooth.
Baby’s Length: 42.4 cm
Baby’s Weight: 1.7 Kg
Apart from the expanding uterus, you may begin to experience Braxton-Hicks contractions, a pre-rehearsal irregular contraction practice. Here, the uterus gets hardened and feels like a tightening sensation that begins on the uterus and spreads downwards, for about 15 – 30 seconds. This is the way your body is preparing you for the big day so relax and try to participate in the rehearsal.
As Braxton-Hicks contractions kick in around this week, it is important to understand them and not panic.
Lower Back Pain
As your pregnancy progresses, you’ll continue to experience lower back pain.
As your baby kicks about a lot this week, start keeping a regular count and inform your doctor immediately if you notice any decrease in them.