32 Weeks Pregnant

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lungs and immune system

Your baby may be coming out any time now, although it would be premature. The good news is that thanks to your baby’s developed lungs and immune system, your baby will again have a 90% chance of survival if born this week.

How’s the baby coming on?

Development in the baby

  • At 32 weeks pregnant, your baby is sensitive to temperature, so don’t be surprised if you get a sudden kick after you place a hot compress over your belly. Remember, he or she can now feel the difference.

  • Your baby’s movements will actually peak this week, and will change afterwards both in quantity and quality. You should learn to do the Fetal Kick Counts (see below for more details) to check your baby’s movements.
  • You should be able to feel a healthy baby move ten times in four hours, so anything less should be reported to your doctor.
  • Your baby’s face will smoothen out this week and will finally get rid of the old-man wrinkles. Rejoice!
  • He or she will now weigh about 1.7 kilograms, mostly from fat and muscle tissue.

If your baby is born this week, you may expect some difficulties with nursing or sucking, but this should be dealt with by proper medical attention.

Changes inside the Mommy

Uterus squeezing on internal organs

Your uterus is now 5 inches above your belly button and is literally squeezing out all your other internal organs, which can cause

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn.

Reducing the quantity of food per meal but increasing the frequency of the meals per day may help alleviate the heartburn and indigestion.

Monitoring baby’s movements

As earlier mentioned, the Fetal Kick Counts test is used to monitor your baby’s movements. To do this, pick the time of the day when your baby is most active. Note every time you feel any kind of movement (except for hiccups) and write down the time for every tenth movement.

Daddy needs to?

Let your partner rest as much as she needs to. Once in a while, do something sweet such as bringing her breakfast in bed or doing something else for her that she normally does for you.

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