31 to 34 Weeks
Your baby is about 18 inches long and weighs about 5 ½ pounds
What Is Happening With You And Your Body:
You may have trouble sitting or lying down for long periods of time.
You may have a problem breathing when the baby pushes against your lungs. The uterus is now near your rib cage.
You can feel parts of the baby through your abdomen.
You may need to urinate more often, as the baby's head crowds your bladder, and your vaginal secretions increase.
You may have hemorrhoids and heartburn.
You may sweat and begin to tire more easily.
What Is Happening With Your Baby:
Your baby's eyes are open.
The skin is smooth because fat begins to fill out the wrinkles and downy hair gradually disappears.
Your baby is active with patterns of sleep and wakefulness.
Your baby may settle into the position for birth.
The baby is usually mature enough to survive if it is born now.
Your baby is about 18 inches long and weighs about 5 ½ pounds (a weight gain of 2 pounds).
Common Discomforts During This Time of Your Pregnancy:
Ankle / Foot Swelling
Enlarging Belly / Breasts
Increased Vaginal Discharge
Ligament Pain (Sharp pulling sensation on either side of the lower abdomen)
Light headed and dizzy