35 Weeks to Delivery
Baby grows is about 20 inches long and weighs 6 ½ - 7 ½ pounds
What Is Happening With You And Your Body:
You may be tired of being pregnant and ready for delivery. You tire easily and often feel drowsy.
Your abdomen is getting bigger. It may look lopsided when the baby moves. Your uterus lowers as the baby drops toward the birth canal. This is called lightening.
Your hands and feet may swell. This is normal.
You may feel pressure low in your pelvis as the baby settles into position for birth.
The Braxton-Hick's contractions are more frequent. If you have 4 or more contractions in one hour, call your health care provider.
Your sleep may be disturbed as you may need to move and urinate more often.
What Is Happening With Your Baby:
The eye color is dark grey. This may change after birth.
The fingernails become complete and may grow long.
The baby settles into a head down position. The baby may seem quieter because there is less space to move.
There are still periods of sleep and activity.
The baby's organs still grow so it will be ready to breathe and grow on its own after birth.
About one quart of amniotic fluid surrounds your baby.
Baby grows about 2 ½ inches (20 inches long) and weighs 6 ½ - 7 ½ 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