During pregnancy week 34, will baby will develop the sense of listening and will start hearing all your conversations so you might as well sing a lullaby or two for it. This will help your baby get familiar with you, allowing them to be soothed by your voice after birth. The baby will also move slightly lower, leaving more space for your lungs and allowing you to breathe more freely. However, this will put more pressure on your bladder so you might have to make even more trips to the bathroom.

How’s the Baby Doing At Pregnancy Week 34?

By pregnancy week 34, your baby will be the size of a butternut squash, measuring about 17.2 to 18.7 inches and weighing between 4.2 and 5.8 pounds on average. The baby would now be in an upside-down position, ready for birth. Moreover, he or she won’t only be listening to your voices but would also react to them as they get more familiar. The baby will also start urinating, about a pint every day from this week onward.

The Symptoms At Pregnancy Week 34

The symptoms you will experience this month include:
• Increase in fatigue because you will have trouble sleeping at night.
• Blurred vision due to lack of sleep, hormonal imbalance and fluid buildup.
• Hemorrhoids and constipation if you are not consuming sufficient quantities of fiber.
• More frequent peeing as your baby moves lower towards the pelvis.
• Swollen feet and ankles if you are standing for too long.
What to Do?

Start scheduling weekly prenatal visits to the OB to keep a regular check on baby’s progress. Get the baby’s clothes and things washed, cleaned and ready for use. To enjoy some relaxing quality time, plan a weekend away from home with your partner. If you are working, finish your tasks and plan to go off work by this or the next week. Also, slow down if you have a habit of moving fast because you will get clumsier by now and your center of balance will change, leading to the risk of you falling over.


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