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34 Weeks

 Just 6 more weeks to go mama! Chances are, you are losing alot of sleep over your squirmy little babe and experiencing some common symptoms associated with being in your third trimester. More details on those below. 

 

Baby In Action at 34 Weeks

Baby is now opening his or her eyes while awake and closing them while he sleeps. Speaking of sleep, baby is doing alot of it! Baby is naturally rocked to sleep while mama is moving about. This could explain why baby is so active while mama is sleeping.

Let’s talk about baby’s skull. The plates in baby’s head are overlaping and there are soft spots. These make it easier for baby to make it through the birth canal. Baby’s head will harden and change shape throughout the early months and years of life. 

Baby Size at 34 Weeks

Baby’s average size at 33 weeks is about 17 inches long and 4 3/4 pounds. Baby is now the size of a pineapple!

Your Body at 34 Weeks

 At 34 weeks pregnant, you are probably feeling like you are ready to pop! Hang in there! Here are a few symptoms women most commonly experience during 34 weeks of pregnancy:

Shortness of Breath: Don’t worry- not too much longer until baby drops and frees up some space for your lungs to breathe a little deeper!

Trouble Sleeping: Baby is tumbling around and general aches and pains make it tough to get a good nights rest. Here are some tips to help. 

Braxton Hicks Contractions- As your body prepares for labor and delivery, you may experience Braxton-Hicks contractions more and more. These practice contractions will be felt in your lower abdomen and will come at irregular intervals. 

 

 

34 Week To-Do-List

– Do you have it on your birth plan to have music playing during labor and delivery? If so, we’ve got you covered with a great list of songs to help you bring your baby into the world!

-Now is a great time to start prepping to take care of mama for post-delivery. We suggest having a few essentials on hand and creating a postpartum basket to help provide relief. 

 

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