At 35 weeks pregnant, your big day is just around the corner, and this is probably one of those times where the list of to-dos doesn’t seem to come to an end.
You probably can’t contain your excitement, but there’s no reason to add stress to your pregnancy, because you’re baby will makes its debut when it’s ready!
In terms of size, your baby is as big as a honeydew melon and has roughly five more weeks to go until its arrival. One thing to note is that starting from 35 weeks, your baby will keep plumping up but will not get any longer.
When you come to an end of your eight month of pregnancy, you may be experiencing one or more of these week 35 pregnancy symptoms.
We’ve said it time and time again that you need to get in as much fiber as possible and drink lots of water during your pregnancy. If you tried hi and low and just can’t find a solution for your constipation, you may want to speak to your doctor if its okay to take stool softener or fiber supplement.
Due to your baby applying pressure on your bladder, you may feel the need to urinate more often. But even the frequent urge to pee should not stop you from drinking lots of water, because you may be at risk of preterm labor if you don’t.
These generally occur in the hips and pelvis area, and may make you feel uncomfortable at times. On a brighter note, this means that your body is preparing to deliver your baby in different ways such as loosening the ligaments so that he or she can make their way out of your uterus and into the real world.
Great chances are that you’ve already been experiencing these in the past few weeks, only that they will tend to get more frequent and stronger in your 35th week of pregnancy. When you do get these contractions, make sure that you’re well hydrated and are resting well.
Your belly is growing by leaps and bounds, and in terms of numbers, your uterus has grown exponentially compared to its original size.
Starting week 35, you can expect to gain approximately a pound a week until you give birth, and a little more if you’re pregnant with twins.
There are few signs of labor where you may need to call your OB and get cracking such as:
These are not the same as Braxton Hicks contractions, because are more painful than on your pregnant belly or back.
If you notice some oozing that looks less than discharge, but more like water flowing, your water may have broken.
These types of contractions happen frequently and do not seem to stop. If you notice contractions that are roughly five minutes apart, get in touch with your OB immediately.
At 35 weeks pregnant, your baby’s hearing is fully developed, and even though you may not have a 35 week ultrasound
If you were to take a sneak peek inside your belly you would see that his testes have fully descended.
You may have a Group B Strep test when you’re 35 or 36 weeks pregnant, which tests your vaginal area and rectum for bacteria to ensure it is not present. Even though these bacteria will not make you sick, it may harm your baby if they get exposed to it right after birth.
Your baby when you’re 35 weeks is considered full term and looks pretty much fully developed. In terms of size, a 35 week old fetus measures approximately 18.19 inches and weighs 5.25lbs.
Your baby may feel a bit upset considering that it have less room to maneuver , so if they were doing summersaults earlier, they definitely aren’t at this stage of your pregnancy.
In other week 35 baby developments, its liver and kidneys are fully developed where the former can also process some waste products. Since most of its basic physical development is almost complete, the upcoming few weeks of pregnancy will be spent putting on weight.
Educate yourself on the signs of labor
Think of the best ways to announce your baby’s arrival
Keep important number handy preferably on speed dial