Week 35 of Your Pregnancy

November 13, 2009 by  
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What is Happening Inside Your Body?

8 Month Pregnant baby in the wombThe top of your uterus is now about 6 inches above your belly button. By this point in your pregnancy you have, on average, gained between 24 and 29 pounds.

You are really getting big now, and the size of your belly is probably making you quite uncomfortable. You are likely feeling very tired and sore at this point. Time starts to feel like its slowing down it gets closer to the end of your pregnancy.

As the time comes closer to your delivery, you may start to feel more anxious about the birth. You may be feeling moody, emotional or irritable. Feeling emotional is very normal.

To help ease your concerns, educate yourself. Read books about childbirth and talk with other women about their birth experiences. Research the different childbirth methods and pain relief options that are available. Keep an open mind. When the time comes you will be able to make all the right decisions for yourself.

How Big is Your Baby?

Your baby is 16-20 inches long and weighs about 5 ½ pounds.

What Does a Fetus Look Like at 35 Weeks?  -  Video

35 Weeks Fetus in the wombVideo showing what a fetus (baby) at 35 weeks looks like.

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How is Your Baby Developing?

Your baby is continuing to add on weight, putting on fat all over its body.

Your baby is pretty fully developed now. Your baby’s hair, toenails, and fingernails are fully formed. From this time on your baby will be able to survive outside of the womb without a lot of medical intervention, though staying in the womb longer will mean a healthier baby at birth.

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Your doctor will probably want to start seeing you every week now until the end of your pregnancy.

Your baby’s birth is only a few weeks away now. Be sure that you have a car seat ready. It is a good idea to have it installed in the car so that you don’t have to figure out what to do at the moment you are getting ready to leave the hospital.

Make sure you have selected a pediatrician for your baby. Your baby will need a pediatrician immediately after it is born and making that decision now will make things much easier when the time comes.


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