Now that your last month of pregnancy is just around the corner, you should take a leave from work and spend some time at home relaxing. By pregnancy week 35, you would have grown a lot bigger, which will make you more misbalanced and moving around would be difficult. Try to move slowly and carefully, and avoid taking too much stress about anything. You will most likely gain about half a pound between now and the birth as your baby will grow rapidly now.
How’s the Baby Doing At Pregnancy Week 35?
Your baby will be the size of a coconut at pregnancy week 35, measuring around 17.2 to 18.7 inches. From now till birth, the baby won’t grow much in length but would surely plump up. By this week, the baby will weigh between 4.2 and 5.8 pounds on average and will gain more than a pound till birth. The hearing of the baby will be fully developed by now and he/she will start responding to high-pitched voices and singing. For boys, their testes will be fully descended by now.
The Symptoms At Pregnancy Week 35
The symptoms you will experience in this month will include:
• Increase in contractions.
• More aches and pains in the body as you’ll grow bigger.
• Increase in constipation if you don’t include fiber in your diet.
• Frequent peeing as your baby continues to move down, putting more pressure on your bladder.
What to Do?
If you are planning to breastfeed, it’s time for you to attend a breastfeeding education class. You should also select some baby names that you like since there is no more time to put this task away for later. Start covering your bed with plastic sheets, just in case your water breaks while you’re in bed. Moreover, if you haven’t selected a birth plan yet, do it right away since your baby might decide to make an appearance anytime now.