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35 Weeks Pregnant

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35 Weeks Pregnant

As you finish your 34th week of pregnancy, it will be natural for you to feel a little anxious about labour pains and birthing. Talk to your doctor about all the doubts that you have.  And in any case you will be visiting him more frequently now. This is to allow him to monitor your health and that of the baby as your due date draws near.

Changes in Your Body at Week 35

Your baby moves to your pelvic region during this phase – in the head down position. This will reduce the pressure from your chest and ribs but will increase that on your bladder. This will increase your urge to urinate.

Your Baby’s Development at Week 35

Your almost 18 inch long and six pound heavy baby will continue to plump up till birth happens. This fat provides it with energy and helps it to maintain body temperature.

However, 99% of babies born in this week do survive outside the womb.

The fingernails are fully developed at this stage but the ones on the toes are still forming.

The eyelids would have opened by now and your baby would be blinking. The iris is also light sensitive and will contract and dilate depending on the amount of light that it is exposed to.

The lanugo slowly begins to disappear as you from from your 35th to the 36th week of your pregnancy.. And instead grows the vellus hair to replace it.

Week 35 Tips and Advice

If you haven’t already then now is a good time to start doing the Kegel exercises. These strengthen your pelvic muscles thereby preparing you for the extra pressure that you will face  as the baby moves into the pelvic region. Also doing pelvic tilts before bed time will help you to fall asleep more easily.

Pelvic numbness and pain can happen at this stage. And can well continue till the birthing time. If it cause you too much of discomfort then do speak to your doctor.

Lack of enough water will cause the swellings on your face and limbs to increase. So do drink plenty of fluid throughout the day and especially before bed time.

Use a few pillows under your feet to keep them slightly elevated. This will control the swelling.

One of the signs of labour is the show. This is when the mucous plug passes through your vagina. This happening does not mean that your labour has begun. But you should speak to your doctor about this.

Our Short Guide to Managing Pregnancy gives you more such tips to handle the last few days of your pregnancy better.

Week 35 Fun

Just in case if you didn’t know, sexy and fun maternity lingerie is available. So slip into a fun teddy printed one or a sexy lacy one and enjoy a nap.

Keep your phone camera handy. Try and get a video of those times when your little one is kicking your tummy. You sure will miss those once he or she is out of your tummy.

Are you suffering from swollen feet? Are you using pillows to keep them elvated at night to reduce the pain? Join our due date club here and share your thoughts with other mums-to-be.

Week 35 Articles – Coming Soon!!!


Week 35 Discussions 

Week 35 Have a Laugh

Q: Is there a reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word “alimony” is a concern for you. 

Q: Should I have a baby after 40?
A. No, 40 children is way too many already.

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