At a glance
- This week, your little bean’s skin is now opaque instead of transparent.
- At this stage all of baby’s major organs are fully developed now, except for his lungs.
- Your baby inhales amniotic fluid to give his lungs some practice.
- Your little guy spends a lot of his time sleeping. Want to wake him up? Eat or drink something sugary.
- At week 32 baby is about three-and-a-half to four pounds weight and in length 15 to 17 inches.
- Mother’s belly button may pop out, but it should go back after delivery.
How big is my baby at 32 weeks?
In this week baby is about to three-and-a-half to four pounds and from top to bottom measures as 15 to 17 inches. Baby’s ability to smell has developed this week, but due to no air inside the mother’s womb, baby can’t smell anything yet. His/her skin is now soft and smooth as they continue to take on fat, gaining fat around half a pound per week. Now his/her skin is a lot less transparent and more opaque as the fat continues to develop. As baby grows so filled out all the space in your uterus now, touching the side wall. Your baby’s bones are now getting harder and clarifying, so that your diet is particularly important at this stage of your pregnancy. Ensure you’re having 3-4 serves of calcium rich foods each day; milk, cheese, yogurt, almonds, fish with edible bones, green leafy vegetables are good sources.
Between this week to 38 weeks, your baby will also probably settle its position that is the head-down, bottoms-up position in mother’s pelvis for preparation of birth. That’s because the fetus’ head fits better at the bottom of your inverted, pear-shaped uterus, plus it’s easier during childbirth if your baby comes out head first. About 5% of babies prefer the bottom-down (or breach) position by full-term — so don’t worry if your new-born hasn’t assumed the head-down position yet.
You at 32 weeks pregnant
- Hemorrhoids, basically group of balloon like swollen veins located in the lower rectum region. These veins are swollen only due to pressure that exists during constipation or in pregnancy with the enlarged uterus pressure. These are actually varicose veins in the rectum, can be a pain in the rear especially if you spend a lot of time sitting. Ice packs or witch hazel can soothe, as can warm baths.
- Watch for heat rashes under your breasts, which will be increased by sweating. Cooling showers, a light dusting of absorbent talcum powder and good general hygiene will help you to avoid a thrush infection developing.
- From this week the ante-natal checks will become a fortnightly and around 36 weeks they will increase to weekly.
- As baby is growing on fast pace his kicks are more powerful and his kicking is keeping mother awake at night and worried during the day.
- If you’re experience nausea throughout your pregnancy, so luckily you may find some relief in your third and final trimester.
- May be your doctor and GP suggest you for Hemoglobin level checked at your next ante-natal checkup. Because iron deficiency anemia is very common in last stage of pregnancy when the demand for a healthy RBC’s count is at its peak. Just taking or eating lots of iron rich foods such as red meat, eggs, good quality cereals and green leafy vegetables such as broccoli. If your iron count is too low, you may need to start taking iron tablets.
- As baby grow and belly are more stretched-out. It can cause the skin to become more dry and itchy. So simply apply moisturizer regularly and consider soaking in a warm oatmeal bath to ease the itch.
- For some expectant women, it may feel as if their legs take on a life of their own, becoming tingling and jittery — especially when they lie down at night. Talk to your practitioner about this (in some women, RLS is linked to iron-deficiency, anemia or a sensitivity to certain foods) and consider yoga or other relaxation techniques, which may help.
- Pregnancy speeds up metabolism rate to compensate for your weight gain so mothers might experiences of weight gain at high rate during last trimester.
- You may noticed the small spot pimples like glands in the areola near the nipples enlarge and produce fluid that lubricates your nipples in preparation for breastfeeding for baby.
- As your pregnancy proceeds many women report an increase in vivid dreams or nightmares, especially during the final trimester of their pregnancy.
- Sciatica means tingling Leg Pain, it is very sharp, shooting pain, numbness that starts in your buttocks and radiates down the back of your legs. The pain of sciatica can be quite intense at last trimester of pregnancy if your baby shifts positions, it can also linger until you’ve delivered.
- Some of the embarrassing pregnancy side effects could be affecting you at this stage like piles, wind and even leaky boobs. None of these will cause any long-term problems and are just all part of the fun of motherhood.
- Progesterone is the main pregnancy hormone that makes mother’s boobs bigger in readiness for making milk.
- It’s one of the more unpleasant and painful indeed symptoms of pregnancy, but 35% women to suffer with piles in pregnancy just because of high level of the hormone progesterone in your body which relaxes the walls of blood vessels which makes suffering with piles more likely In order to avoid this situation of getting piles, make sure you drink plenty of fluids as well as keep a high fiber foods in diet including fruit and vegetables. The only good news is that they go completely a few weeks after delivery.
- As your time of delivery is quiet near so book a tour of the hospital and labor ward where you plan to deliver. Some private hospitals have deposit arrangements before they’ll process the paperwork.
- High levels of pregnancy hormones such as estrogen and progesterone increase blood flow to the mucous membranes in nasal area, causing them to swell. So many females reported stuffy nose which making it hard for them to breathe at night, just talk to your doctor for some nasal spray.
- Dental issues like inflamed and irritated gums are quite common during pregnancy since raised-up hormones may cause gums to swell and leave your mouth more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque. When you brush your teeth, remember to brush your tongue as well to minimize the amount of bacteria in your mouth
- Pregnancy hormones can cause hyper pigmentation of the skin, particularly with the women who have a darker complexion to begin with. This can result freckles or moles, a dark line down the center of your tummy (linea nigra) or patches of brownish, bluish or grayish skin on your face called chloasma. These are just faded out after the birth of baby.
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