35 Weeks Pregnant

| September 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

You are now approaching the end of this stressful, tiring and yet fulfilling phase of your lives, and looking at the beginning of another demanding and exhausting period – raising a newly born baby. You are bound to miss being carefree, and things like going to spontaneous dates, spending hours shopping etc, but you’ll definitely find the baby more rewarding. However, there is still time before that happens. Even though this time is diminishing fast, that is no reason for you to begin taking it lightly just yet.

Feeling cervix pain?

At 35 weeks pregnant, you may be feeling cervix pain. This is caused by the baby’s head pushing down engaging in the pelvis. Don’t worry, this does not mean that you’ve entered labor – the baby could still take weeks to come.

Taking the pressure off your Pelvis

One tip to avoid this pain is to get on your hands and knees for a while – this may help take the pressure of your Pelvis and ease the pain to some extent.

How’s the baby coming on?

Development in the baby

  • Your baby now weighs 2.15 kilograms
  • It is about 46 centimeters from head to toe.
  • The arms and legs are now plump with all the fat build-up of the previous weeks.
  • All the organs are already functional, and are just being given the finishing touches.
  • The baby will keep on moving around, but the space would be very cramped for him or her now. This of course wouldn’t stop the baby from giving an occasional kick.

Changes inside the Mommy

Checking cervix regularly for signs of dilation

Your doctor will now start checking your cervix regularly for signs of dilation and effacement. Effacement means that your cervix is thinning out. The cervix is normally about an inch thick during pregnancy, and will begin to efface or thin out on the weeks preceding delivery. You usually wouldn’t notice or feel this process yourself. Dilation means that your cervix is opening up to allow your baby to pass through. Full dilation would leave the cervix measuring about 10 centimeters.

Back pain and contractions

The back pain and contractions are now continuous. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of fluids and taking naps as much as you can. Remember, once the baby is out, you’ll have a tough time finding the time to sleep as your sleep cycle will then be decided by the little tyke.

Daddy needs to?

Baby shower

If your partner hasn’t had a baby shower yet, contact her sisters and girlfriends and help them organize one. Make sure all the guests know whether your baby is a boy or a girl, so that you won’t get pink frilly dresses, which will be totally useless if you’re expecting a son. Make sure you get gifts you can bring to good use later. To let them know the gender is a very neat way of ensuring this.

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