Being 36 weeks pregnant you visit your doctor more often than usual, he examines the state of the placenta. You, your family and your doctor are waiting. Your hospital bag should be packed and ready by now, and you continue to prepare for childbirth, read books and talk with mummies who have recently given birth.
Your baby is as big – As a PAPAYA
LENGTH – 18.64 in – WEIGHT- 5.33 lb
36 Weeks Pregnant: Signs and Symptoms
At this period you should carefully monitor the state of your health, listen to your body. If there is some pain – pay attention to its duration. And when there is a nagging pain in the abdomen – note its frequency and duration. In case you have all these symptoms: your belly hardens, a pulling back pain, a nagging pain in the lower abdomen, then it is an obvious reason to call your gynecologist. Perhaps this is a hypertonic uterus and birth is coming.
By this time, your optimal weight gain must be 12 kg. If you have gained a little more – do not worry, after delivery you can easily get rid of excess kilos. The uterus is in its highest position: 14-15 cm above the navel, and 36 – from the pubic symphysis.
Sometimes you have a feeling that the baby is kicking just under your heart, but it does not last long. Between 36 – 37 weeks of pregnancy, the baby’s head moves into the pelvis, making the process of breathing easy for you. But sometimes it doesn’t happen. If you are pregnant not in the first time you may have difficulties with breathing up to delivery.
You may feel pain in the pelvis because your bones are stretching, but due to the uterine pressure on the organs, you may suffer from frequent urination and defecation. The cervix begins to soften and shorten, the body is preparing for childbirth. However, there are some impatient babies, who want to be born a little earlier. Quite often, the 36th week of pregnancy terminates with delivery.
36 Weeks Pregnant Belly Pictures
Check out what the bellies look like at the thirty-sixth week of pregnancy.
If your pregnancy goes fine, and you were not diagnosed with hypolimnion, your child’s weight at this stage of pregnancy is within normal limits.
His growth is 18, 12-18, 99 in. and weight – 5.80 – 6.30 in, he becomes less active: there is not enough place to move, the uterus is too small for him. But you feel him moving.
His cheeks become quite plumpy due to the fact that he constantly sucks the finger, he is preparing to receive food after birth. Soon he will get the food through the effort, things become less easy than those in the mother’s tummy. In addition to sucking, your baby swallows and breaths.
His little heart is fully formed, the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems are almost ready to work. Your baby receives oxygen through the umbilical cord.
36 Weeks Pregnancy Ultrasound
At 36 weeks of pregnancy, Ultrasound is rarely assigned and only in case of indications. You should check the schedule of the ultrasounds with your doctor.
36 Weeks Labor
During this period, mothers should check if everything was bought for the baby. Write a list of things that you will need in the hospital or make a full revision of your hospital bag – it should be already packed.
Visit your doctor once a week and try to travel less, risking your and your child’s health. It is better to sit at home and relax, and in the case of preterm labor, your doctor can easily find you.
If it is Difficult to get up
It happens that in the morning a pregnant woman cannot get out of bed. It can happen when you are 36 weeks pregnant. If you have a similar problem, please refrain from any sudden movements. First, lie on the side, then hang your feet and then stand up.
If you’re just in love with your heels, now it would be prudent to put them aside for a while. Now you live not for your beauty but for your child. You contribute to your easy labor by yourself.
Birthing classes, and preparation for the birth of your baby – this is your lifestyle now. This is the most fashionable and good style.
Born in Belarus, 1985, a pedagogue and family psychologist, mother. Taking part in procedures of social adaptation of the foster children in new families. Since 2015 is a chief editor of the motherhow.com project, selecting the best and up-to-date material for those, who are planning, expecting, and already having babies.