You’re now seven months and around two weeks pregnant, with less than two months to go your body is getting ready to meet your little one.
What to expect at 34 weeks pregnant? What’s happening inside your body?
Your symptoms at the 34th week of pregnancy are much similar to late pregnancy. You’ll probably continue to experience the typical pregnancy symptoms up until the delivery day. Here are the most common symptoms of the 34th week of pregnancy:
Bloating and Gas
At 34 weeks pregnant, you may experience more gas and bloating issues. Sadly, anxiety makes this feeling even worse! Try to breathe deeply through your nose.
It’s normal to feel uncomfortable at 34 weeks pregnant and constipation can make it worse. Remember to eat meals rich in fiber, drink plenty of water, and walk more.
Increased Vaginal Discharge
This might be a little gross, but you will notice an increase in your vagina’s discharge because your body is keeping you away from harmful bacteria.
As your third trimester progresses, your hair will grow faster than usual. Use a safe formula for waxing as your body is very sensitive!
Shortness of Breath
You could probably feel shortness of breath during the 34th week of pregnancy. Your expanding uterus is putting tons of pressure on your lungs and diaphragm. Therefore, you will not be able to take a full breath.
As your third trimester progresses and your due date approaches, you may notice that your breasts leak colostrum. They are preparing the milk production to be ready when your baby comes.
By 34 weeks, you may have a blurred vision but it’s totally normal and temporary. Your eyes will back to normal again after your baby comes to the world.
Swollen Ankles and Feet
This symptom is very common and normal during the 34th week of pregnancy. Try to relive by elevating your feet and ask your partner for a gentle massage.
Braxton Hicks Contractions
At 34 weeks pregnant, cramping sensations are absolutely normal. It’s your body’s way to get ready for the delivery day; you’ll notice that your uterus become tighter and you’ll feel more frequent contractions at this stage.
How big is your baby at 34 weeks pregnant?
At 34 weeks pregnant, your baby will be as big as the size of a butternut squash; weighing around 4.7 pounds and measuring about 17.7 inches.
What’s happening with your baby? (Baby’s Development)
At 34 weeks pregnant, your little one’s brain is fully formed now. In addition, your baby can easily open and close his or her eyes; they can even blink their eyes to learn how to focus. This is amazing, isn’t it!
When to call the doctor?
It’s highly recommended to call your doctor the moment you have any of the following symptoms:
- Burning with urination
- Severe abdominal
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Fluid leakage
The Checklist of the 34th week of pregnancy:
- Schedule your 36-week prenatal visit
- Arrange childcare
- Keep sunglasses and eyed drops handy
- Talk to your healthcare provider
- Organize meal support