Week 32 pregnancy symptoms

As you head into the 32nd week of your pregnancy, here are the symptoms to look out for

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  • Your pregnant body

    Because you’re now well into your last trimester, you might start to worry about your waters breaking, perhaps gushing out whilst you’re in the fruit and veg aisle at the supermarket, with stunned onlookers gawking. Well, rest assured this isn’t very common!

    When you waters break, the amniotic sac that your baby’s inside of breaks open, and the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby comes out.

    While some women’s water break before contractions start, it usually happens once your labour is established, as you have a contraction. The fluid generally comes out as a trickle, not a gush. You’ll be able to tell if it’s urine or not because it has a bit of an almond smell.

    Now find out what you should be doing this week…

  • What should you be doing this week?

    You should be contemplating nappies! One of the many choices you have when it comes to caring for your baby is whether you opt for disposable or reusable nappies. Disposables are convenient, easy to use and easy to find. There are now also eco-disposables, made without bleaching agents and partially biodegradable.

    Reusables are a greener option, even with all the washing factored in, and can work out cheaper in the long run. Shop around to see which brands suit your budget, and the different absorbencies and drying times they have.

    Also, there are different styles to choose from. Shaped are like disposables with elastic around the waist and leg, and are worn with a separate wrap over them. All-in-ones are shaped with a waterproof outer layer, so you don’t need an outer wrap. Pre-folds are a rectangle shape, and you fold and fit them inside an outer wrap. Terries need fastening with a pin and an outer wrap. Stuffables are where a pre-fold terry or shaped nappy is stuffed into the lining of a wrapper, which has a waterproof lining.

    Learn more about how your baby's developing with 32 weeks pregnant in pictures and check out our week by week pregnancy guide.

    Find out what symptoms you may have had at 31 weeks pregnant, and which ones to look out for during your 33rd week of pregnancy.