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A Complete Information Guide on Pregnancy Week 35
By Pregnancy week 35, Braxton Hicks Contractions will get stronger or more frequent as your body is preparing for delivery.
You are seven months and about three weeks pregnant. The 35th week of pregnancy indicates the last week of your eighth month.
You are now carrying a bag of mixed emotions in your mind. Sometimes confusion, sometimes anxiety, and even nervousness. All these emotions are understandable. As in next month, you are going to deliver your baby. Be prepared for the beautiful journey of motherhood.
Fetal Development in Pregnancy Week 35:
In Pregnancy week 35:
- Size of baby – 18.2 inches (46.2 cm)- from crown to heel.
- Weight of baby – around 5.25 pounds (2.38 kg)
- Baby is as big as Coconut.
The major organs like liver and kidneys are functioning well. Now your baby will be continuing to gain weight in the rest of your pregnancy.
- At this point, the fundal height may be recorded at 6 inches above the naval point.
- Now your baby can process all five senses and his brain is developing rapidly. He can now differentiate between day and night, can detect light and practice breathing.
- Your baby can now able to blink his eyes. He is now listening to the sounds and can recognize your voice very well.
- The kicks and the movements are not regular but can be felt as stronger than before. This is because the baby is grown big hence left with a limited space inside your tummy to showcase his activities. But still if you notice any significant decrease in the baby movements you are advised to call your doctor.
- By now, your baby should have reached to the birthing position i.e. head-down position (toward your feet). If he is still in breech position, then your doctor may discuss with you various ways to get him into head down position and birthing options. In such situation, he may refer you Caesarean-section.
- The reproductive organs are developed. If it is a baby boy, then the testis are contained in the scrotum and are composed of dense connective tissue.
- The babies who are born during this week have more chances of survival, as the lungs are developed now.
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Moods & Symptoms in Pregnancy Week 35:
Every week, you are now supposed to visit your doctor for check-ups and tests. Your proper weight gain is also an important matter to look out for. An average weight gain during pregnancy depends upon the Body Mass Index (BMI). However, your doctor is a correct person to guide you further on this topic.
Now the doctor will be checking up your blood pressure regularly. In case of high BP, he will advise you to take rest as much as you can and to stay calm. High BP can even lead to Preeclampsia. So, for ruling this out he may advise you to go for more tests.
Here are the few symptoms that you can expect during your 35th week of pregnancy:
- Heartburn and Constipation – The symptoms of the third trimester are majorly related to the growing uterus. Here, the uterus has started giving pressure to your stomach which relaxes the intestines. This results in heartburn and constipation. In fact, the iron supplements also contribute to this symptom.
- Swollen feet and ankle (oedema) – This happens when your growing uterus starts giving pressure to your pelvic bone and veins which results in the restriction of a normal flow and circulation of blood. This condition is common during the third trimester of pregnancy. Do not stand for prolonged hours at a stretch. Sit by keeping your feet elevated.
- A backache – As the baby is growing rapidly, the pressure on the lower back increases.
- A general discomfort – The baby has rotated himself to a head-down position due to which you have started being uncomfortable all the time.
- Constant Urination – The urination intervals may increase. But it doesn’t mean you should stop having water. Stay hydrated as dehydration can even lead to premature labor.
- Braxton Hicks Contractions – You may observe these irregular and uncomfortable painless contractions will get stronger or more frequent as your body is preparing for delivery.
Note: Talk to your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual symptom or condition like vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, pressure in your pelvis, mucus-like discharge, duration of Braxton Hicks Contractions getting longer and painful or you are contracting regularly, water discharge (if you are having a constant flow that’s more like water than discharge, your water might have broken) etc. as these can be the signs of Preterm labor.
Do’s and Don’ts in Pregnancy Week 35:
- As the baby is growing rapidly, you need to balance yourself by eating healthy and iron-rich foods to prevent yourself from anaemia. Always remember, do not overeat rather eat in smaller quantities but in regular interval. It will give you relief from heartburn and constipation.
- Stay active as much as possible. Practice prenatal yoga or Kegel exercise.
- Go for a walk in the evening, chat with your friends and enjoy.
- Keep yourself stress-free. Listen to the music, read your all-time favorite novel.
- Drink lots of water.
- Stay away from negative experiences and don’t watch the birthing process on YouTube. Every woman goes through a different experience of labor. Stay positive and stay cool.
- Pack your hospital bag beforehand.
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Share your feelings with your loved ones. Worried about how you will manage delivery pains? Don’t panic at all. Just have faith in yourself. If all other women on this earth can do this, why can’t you? Think about your good days and good memories. They give you a surge of happy hormones and strength to bear the pain. Think about your baby and feel strong. After this phase, you’ll have your little bundle of joy in your hands.
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