34 Weeks Pregnant: Abstinence vs Sex

34 weeks pregnant

When you are 34 weeks pregnant, you need to be under a constant control. You should monitor your own condition and feelings.

Braxton Hicks contractions become more regular – they are pains, that appear at the top of the uterus, and spread throughout the abdomen and then subside. But these are not the real labor pains, so do not worry. But if your water breaks – you should go to a doctor immediately.

Your baby is as big

As a Butternut squash

Butternut squash

LENGTH – 17.65 in
WEIGHT- 4.30 lb

Feelings

The body is getting ready for childbirth. The upper point of the uterus rises above the navel by 14 cm and above the pubic symphysis – by 34 cm. The size of the uterus has reached 30-32 cm, it has expanded to 500 times its original size and has become 10 times heavier.

The volume of the amniotic fluid is about a liter. When you were 2 months pregnant the amount was only 20 ml.

At this stage, you may have a sense of heaviness in the lower back. To get rid of it – move your hips left and right before going to bed. Your mammary glands are increasing, they produce colostrums from time to time, the milk production process is being adjusted.

Baby’s weight

34 week fetusYour baby grows, becomes lighter. There is about 8 percent of fat from the total weight.

The layer of vernix becomes thicker – nature has provided maximum protection for baby’s skin from maceration (softening of solid by immersion in liquid.) by the amniotic fluid. Having so much vernix your baby will slip through the birth canal easily if he suddenly decides to be born prematurely.

Children born during the 34th week of pregnancy can breathe independently and do not need an intensive care badly.

34 Weeks Pregnancy Ultrasound

At 34 weeks of pregnancy, Ultrasound is rarely assigned and only in case of indications. You should check the schedule of the ultrasounds with your doctor.

Baby’s Movements

Your baby is growing by the hours. And, accordingly, the mother’s tummy becomes too small for him. Now his somersaults are not same skilful as before. His movements have changed a little:  now the dimensions of the placenta and the uterine walls restrict them. Now when your little baby calmed down you feel more comfortable.

34 Weeks Pregnant Belly Pictures

Check out what the bellies look like at the thirty-fourth week of pregnancy.

It is better to wait

Being 34 weeks pregnant, be careful! Be very careful with having sex. It is better to wait for a little.

Firstly, it is not necessary to disturb the child at this time, because he can suddenly change his position, and, secondly, the female genital tract is very vulnerable and preparing for the birth process. It is not difficult to cause an infection, even if you use contraception.

Childbirth

As a rule at this time, women chose the maternity hospital, talk to a doctor, take his phone number, make a list of things to be taken to the hospital.

You need to spend more time walking outdoors (this point is mandatory throughout the entire period of pregnancy), live a very quiet life, avoid emotional and physical stress, do not overwork –  do everything to prevent premature birth.

Use the opportunity – sleep, relax, listen to nice music and read positive books. Do not forget to sing lullabies to your baby – he can hear you.

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