Mama & Baby Basics

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Mama 32 - 35 Weeks

Can you feel?

  • Baby's feet jammed in your ribs
  • Pressure in your cervix as baby stretches down
  • A waddle in your walk
  • Loose joints as your body produces relaxins to help widen the pelvis for easier delivery

Typical physical symptoms

  • Feeling Braxton Hicks contractions
  • Colostrum leakage in breasts
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Bleeding gums
  • Leg cramps
  • Swelling
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Lower back and leg pain

Baby 32 - 35 Weeks

By the end of your 8th month your baby:

  • Is about 18 - 20 long
  • Can weigh between 5 and 6 pounds
  • Gaining about 1/2 pound per week, mostly in fat deposits
  • May do more twisting and wriggling and less kicking as his space is getting tighter
  • May have moved head down
  • Sleeps through regular periods of REM and deep sleep
  • Baby's brain is growing rapidly
  • Most of the internal organs are fully developed (although the lungs may need more time)
  • Baby hiccups