Congratulations!🎉 You’ve made it to the 36th week of pregnancy, you’re getting close now! You’re almost at the finish line, try to relax and enjoy the last weeks of your pregnancy.
What to expect at 36 weeks pregnant? What’s happening inside your body?
At the 36th week of pregnancy, the symptoms you’re having are much similar to late pregnancy ones. Probably, you’re going to feel the typical pregnancy symptoms up until the delivery day. Here are the most common symptoms that you’ll have this week:
By the 36th week of pregnancy, you’ll breathe better as your baby descends into your pelvis giving the lungs enough space to take a full breath.
By 36 weeks pregnant, you will be walking like a penguin thus it’s better to adapt to the walk of last month. It’s not in our imagination it’s your connective tissues making you walk like a penguin!
Most of moms-to-be suffer from insomnia and trouble sleeping as their due date becomes closer. Try to take it easy on yourself and just relax!
Your growing baby is putting tons of pressure on your body and crowding your digestive system. In addition, our stomach is being pushed up and squeezed so remember to avoid spicy and vinegary foods.
Colostrum (Leaky Breasts)
Many pregnant women experience leaky breasts in their last trimester. This yellowish fluid will provide your baby with nutrients when he or she comes to the world.
Swollen Ankles and Feet
Swollen ankles and feet – known as Edema- can be painful and very annoying but the good news is that they will disappear when your baby is born.
More Frequent Urination
By 36 weeks pregnant, your baby descends to your pelvis by now causing your balder to become crowded. Thus it’s very normal to visit the bathroom frequently.
It hurts, I know! But the good news is that you can relieve the pain by rubbing your belly with a good lotion. In addition to use creams containing cocoa butter or vitamin E.
How big is your baby at 36 weeks pregnant?
By the 36th of pregnancy, your baby will be as big as the size of a papaya; weighing around 5.8 pounds and measuring about 18.7 inches long.
What’s happening with your baby? (Baby’s Development)
At 36 weeks pregnant, your baby’s liver and kidneys are working perfectly. The immune system is ready to work in order and your baby’s skin is getting more smooth and soft.
36 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound
Welcome to your last month of pregnancy, you’ll get a Group B Strep test to check if you have this common bacterium in your body.
When to call the doctor?
It’s highly recommended to check your doctor – and even rush to the hospital – the moment you detect any of the following symptoms:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Fluid leakage
- Severe abdominal pain
The Checklist of the 36th week of pregnancy:
- Schedule your 37-week prenatal visit
- Pick your pediatrician
- Pack a birth bag
- Get a camera for the unforgettable moments!