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Week 36 (no way!)

Posted by on May. 4, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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 By this week of pregnancy your baby's crown-to-rump length reaches about 13.5 inches and the total length is approximately 20.7 inches. Your baby weighs about 6 pounds now. The top of your uterus has moved further up under your ribs and is about 5.5 inches above your bellybutton. Your uterus has grown a lot in the past few weeks as your baby has gained weight. You may have gained about 30 pounds by now and it is common for your weight to stay about the same from this point onwards.

Almost full-grown baby at about 36 weeks pregnancy Because the top of the uterus is high as it will be, breathing may be getting very uncomfortable at times. You might notice jabbing pains from your baby's kicks. However, within the next few weeks, your baby will drop into the birth canal and this will make breathing easier again. Most doctors like to see their patients weekly from now on to check for labor progression. Your prenatal classes are probably coming to an end and you should have already made a birth plan and discussed available options for pain control during pregnancy.

Your baby's face has filled out significantly and looks smooth and plump. Because your baby has powerful sucking muscles and has had layers of fat forming for quite some time now, the cheeks have filled out like a newborn's. Your baby's skull is firm, but not hard. Every baby's head has the ability to give slightly so that there is room for her to fit down the birth canal during delivery. Some babies are born with cone shaped heads from the pressure of delivery, but this will go away after delivery. The amount of amniotic fluid is at its maximum amount now and your baby may not be moving as much as she had been. As long as you still feel her movements every day, there should be no cause for concern.

The placenta is now one-sixth of the fetal weight.

by on May. 4, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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blubutterfly
by Group Owner on May. 4, 2009 at 9:09 PM

lol LOVE the anus! haha...can't wait to see if I poo on the table this time, lol ewwwww I know right! 

babymaker08
by on May. 4, 2009 at 11:20 PM
omg have you pooed before? I am so afraid of that lol
blubutterfly
by Group Owner on May. 5, 2009 at 7:55 AM


Quoting babymaker08:

omg have you pooed before? I am so afraid of that lol

lmao 2 outta 3 times....*embarassed* The first time I didn't know but I was told and then the second time I knew, but at that point I was so ready to be done that I didn't care lol.

babymaker08
by on May. 5, 2009 at 8:49 AM
omg! I think my body is in the "clean out" phase so hopefully I won't have that happen to me. I hope it doesn't happen to you this time around either. lol

Quoting blubutterfly:


practicingislam
by on May. 11, 2009 at 1:41 AM

aww no this is so normal actually its a sign the doctor / midwife look for , if you are all of a sudden needing a bowel movement they will tell you please go ahead, because that means the babys head is pressing on the anus and about ready to come out, so this is a sign right before the baby is  almost out, its a good thing..........

mom2Hayleigh
by Bronze Member on May. 11, 2009 at 10:24 AM

I technically have 3 weeks to go. I will be induced 3 weeks from today if the baby has not made her grand entrance. I am soft and 1cm dialated and having contractions consistently which really sucks cause they are not making change fast enough. I am drinking raspberry leaf tea, walking and having sex to help move things along. I am exhausted. I have always been induced and was hoping to make it without meds this time. In order to do that I have to deal with the rather uncomfortable, not so painful contractions. They are strong enough that I get woke up by them and there is no where in my house that I can sit comfortably except for the toilet of all places. Several weeks ago when I was 17 weeks thinking only 3 more weeks till the halfway point. Those three weeks flew by. I doubt these three weeks will go by quick enough.

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