You're 34 weeks pregnant

Find out how your baby is growing as you enter your 34th week of pregnancy

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  • How big is your baby?

    By the end of the week, your baby will be about the size of a slotted spoon, measuring 32cm from crown to rump, or 44cm from top to toe.

    Now find out how you baby is growing…

  • How is your baby growing?

    There is a risk that the umbilical cord could wrap itself around your baby’s neck, but don’t panic just yet – this is quite common and your midwife will check, during the birth, that the cord is not around the neck. (If it is, the midwife can free it at this time.)

    It’s also becoming harder for your baby to float about in the amniotic fluid. He’s movements might feel more powerful, but there will be fewer of them.

    His immune system is developing, and your baby’s able to sustain sucking movements – a pretty vital skill he needs to master for survival after birth!

    Now find out what is happening to your body…

  • What is happening to your body?

    At this stage, your pelvis has now expanded and may ache, especially at the back. Some women also experience a low hemoglobin (blood) level at this point.

    You’ll be feeling very big, and your bump will be constricting your stomach, digestive system and lungs, which will make you feel breathless, with the extra weight making your ankles and feet swell. Your ribcage will probably feel sore as your uterus is pushing against it. Your abdomen will be stretched and your navel will be sticking out.

    Learn more about what symptoms to expect this week and check out our week by week pregnancy guide...

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